Photo Credits: Tony Hisgett
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern
DESCRIPTION: They can weigh anywhere from 6.6-13.5 lbs. and have a wingspan of 6-7.2 ft.
HABITAT: Golden Eagles are most commonly found in grasslands and cliffsides in Western North America.
DIET: Their diet consists of small/medium mammals, small/medium birds, fish, reptiles, and occasionally, carrion.
NOTES: The Golden Eagle is respected by many cultures, and is the national animal of Mexico, Germany, Austria, Albania, and Kazakhstan.
FREQUENCY: Rare Their call is a high-pitched “kee-kee-kee” or “yelp” noise. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.