Bald Eagles

Eagle family on the nest at Arcadia © Richard Johnson, Mass Audubon
© Richard Johnson, Mass Audubon

The bald eagle has always been a powerful totem in the United States, revered by the Native Americans, and chosen by the European settlers as the symbol for their new homeland. It is justly called the American eagle since it occurs only on this continent. Learn More

The bald eagle was once a relatively abundant species across North America, but suffered an alarming decline in the 1950s and 1960s with the use of the pesticide DDT. Read More