Characteristics Life Cycle Ecology Conservation Odds & Ends

100

What are feathers?
An average adult eagle has 7,200 of these.

100

What is true?
True or False: Bald Eagles are monogamous meaning they mate for life.

100

What are humans?
The Bald Eagle's biggest enemy.

100

What is 2007?
The Department of Interior took the American bald eagle off the endangered species list in this year.

100

Who is Benjamin Franklin?
He said that the wild turkey would be a better symbol of America than the bald eagle.

200

What is keratin?
Eagle beaks, talons, and feathers are made of______.

200

What is 15-20?
It's possible for bald eagles in the wild to live longer than thirty years, but the average lifespan is between ______ to _____ years.

200

What is tenting?
An eagle protects its food by partially opening its wings, this is called_____.

200

What are pesticide use or habitat loss due to urban sprawl?
Name one of the reasons bald eagles were facing extinction in the 1960's.

200

What is 4?
A bald eagle's lifting power is about this many pounds.

300

What is molting?
The process eagles go through to replace feathers, sometimes taking as long as half a year.

300

What is yellow?
As juvenile bald eagles mature, their head and tail feathers gradually turn white; simultaneously the eyes and beak gradually turn this color.

300

What are animals?
Bald eagles help our nature's clean up process by eating dead __________.

300

What is false?
True or False: Bald eagles do not nest in the same stop year after year.

300

What is the butterfly?
Bald eagles can actually swim. They use an overhand movement of the wings that is very much like this swimming stroke.

400

What is eyesight?
Eagles have very good ________, 3-4 times better than you or me.

400

What is 20?
The time it takes for bald eagle parents to build the nest and the young are on their own, takes about this many weeks.

400

What is fish?
The bald eagles favorite food.

400

What is the courtship and nest building period?
The bald eagle nesting period consists of 5 phases: courtship and nest building, egg laying, incubation and hatching, early nestling period and late nestling period. Which of these is the most critical time period where humans should not make any disturbances as they will abandon their nest.

400

What is the female?
In the world of bald eagles, this sex is larger than the other.

500

What is the syrinx?
Eagles do not have vocal cords. Sound is produced in this.

500

What is 40?
Approximately ___% of young eagles do not survive their first flight.

500

What is Alaska?
Though they have increased in abundancce, the majority of bald eagles reside in this US state.

500

What is at least 330 feet (100 meters)?
A bald eagle can hear or see you if you walk, bike, canoe, camp, fish, or hunt near an eagle nest during the breeding season. Your activity will be detected this many feet away_____.

500

What is Denver?
It is illegal to own any part of an eagle unless you receive it from the National Eagle Repository at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, located in this city.

American Bald Eagle

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