American Bald Eagle Facts
American Bald Eagle juvenile or immature are brown and white in coloration with a black or a black-yellow beak. Full maturity is reached at four to five years of age. Adult eagles have a white head and tail. Their eyes are yellow with a dark yellow beak.
Female eagles are slightly larger than males weighing between 10-14 pounds, 35-37 inches tall with wingspans from 72-90 inches. They can fly 30-35 mph and up to an altitude of 10,000 feet.
Beware that human presence can stress eagles by causing them to expend energy needed for survival. Please follow these tips of concern:
- Avoid making loud noises such as shouting, slamming vehicle doors or blowing the horn
- Observe from a comfortable distance using binoculars or spotting scopes
- Use common sense to avoid disturbing eagles when taking pictures