My Research About the Bald Eagle

Where does it live?

In North America. Prefers a habitat near lakes, large rivers, and shorelines of sounds and bays. The birds requires tall, isolated trees for perching and nesting.

Average Size

Body: up to three feet long ( tail to beak )

Wing span: 7 to 8 feet long

Weight: 8 to 13 lbs


They feed on fish, water birds, small mammals and carrion.


Nests produce 1 to 3 eggs, of which 1 or 2 eaglets may survive to fledge. In North Carolina, nesting begins in January. Eggs hatch after 30 to 40 days of incubation. Parents take turns breeding, guarding and feeding young. Nestlings fledge after about 11 weeks.

Life Expectancy

Up to 50 years in good conditions.