Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Our American Bald Eagle was born in the spring of 1999 and came to Reflection Riding from Audubon’s Center for Birds of Prey in Florida in the spring of 2003.

She suffered a broken wing—most likely from being hit by a car—and has very limited flight abilities.

Fun Facts:

  • “Balde” is an old English word meaning white, as in “white-headed eagle.”
  • Bald Eagles have the greatest weight-carrying capacity of any bird.  One carried a mule deer that weighed 15 pounds!
  • They mate for life.
  • The lifespan for wild American Bald Eagles is 15-20 years, but more than 30 years in captivity.

What to look for:

  • Our American Bald Eagle loves sunning on her perches while keeping a watchful eye over her space.
  • She always calls to the Wildlife staff members when they enter her enclosure to clean or feed.

Download more interesting information about the American Bald Eagle!

Animal Diversity: Bald Eagle
Cornell Lab of Ornithology