Bald Eagle

Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus

Physical features:
Bright yellow beak, feet and eyes, brown feathers on body, white on tail and head.  Short, grasping toes and long sharp talons.  Wing span can reach over seven feet.

Anywhere in North America with tall trees near open water.

Fish, small mammals, birds

Fun facts:
Benjamin Franklin objected to the Bald Eagle as our national symbol, saying they were a bird of bad moral character (stealing food) and recommended the turkey instead.