Eagles, like other birds, flap their wings and give themselves thrust to move through the air and fly. The movements that create the lift are very similar to swimming motions. More »

Baby eagles learn to fly by taking small hops in the nest, then jumping to nearby branches, and finally gliding out on the wind. For the first 12 to 14 weeks of their lives, baby eagles (eaglets) stay in the nest while t... More »

Eagles fly 10,000 to 15,000 feet high at about 65 mph. They can glide for hours without rest on warm updrafts of air. With their acute vision, they are able to spot prey a mile down below. Eagles swoop down at amazing sp... More »

Baby eagles learn to fly by hopping around in the nest, flapping their wings, jumping from the nest to nearby tree branches and watching their parents. They are ready to make their first flight within 10 to 12 weeks. More »

As of 2015, photographs of eagles are available at the site Animal Diversity Web, or ADW, as well as at the National Geographic website. National Geographic also offers illustrations of eagles and other birds. More »

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According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, eagles nest and roost in forests. When they hunt for food, eagles seek out bodies of shallow fresh or salt water. More »

Information on bald eagles is available at Defenders.org and Animals.NationalGeographic.com. Defenders.org hosts basic facts about bald eagles, photos, diet, population and range. The site also features information about... More »

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