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.