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All About Eagles - The world's 59 species of eagles are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are four major groups of eagles: fish eagles, booted eagles, snake eagles and giant forest eagles. America's eagles are the Bald Eagle, which is a fish eagle, and the Golden Eagle, which is a booted eagle. Golden and Bald Eagles both reside in the United States. More...

Bald Eagles - Bald Eagles live near large bodies of open water such as lakes, marshes, seacoasts and rivers, where there are plenty of fish to eat and tall trees for nesting and roosting. Bald Eagles have a presence in every U. S. state except Hawaii. More...

Other Birds of Prey - This category include hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and condors. Hawks in the U.S.A. include the Red-Tailed Hawk, Sharp Shinned Hawk, Harris' Hawk and Cooper's Hawk. Owls include the Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Snowy Owl, Barred Owl and the tiny Screech Owl. The Peregrine Falcon and the American Kestrel both belong to the falcon family and range throughout the U.S.A. The U.S.A.'s vultures (also called buzzards by some folks) include the Black Vulture and Turkey Vulture. The California Condor is North America's only condor species, and is very endangered. More...

Great Seal of the United States - This symbol of sovereignty was adopted on June 20, 1782 by the Second Continental Congress. Its imagery was finalized by Secretary of Congress Charles Thomson from design suggestions by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin -- plus contributions from two other committees and from Thomson, who chose the American bald eagle as the centerpiece of the Great Seal. More...

American Indian - Most all Native American Indian Peoples attach special significance to the Eagle and its feathers. Images of eagles and their feathers are used on many tribal logos as symbols of the Native American Indian. To be given an Eagle feather is the highest honor that can be awarded within indigenous cultures. More...

 

 


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