Bald Eagle with Fish

Bald Eagle with Fish

The Conowingo Dam is a hydroelectric dam located in the Lower Susquehanna River, Maryland. During the winter months (November through February), the site has a large concentration of Bald Eagles and is considered to be one of the best places east of the Mississippi River to observe them.

The Bald Eagle is a sea eagle native to North America. It is the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. The Bald Eagle was nearly wiped out due to sport hunting and DDT use like other birds such as the Osprey and the Cormorant. Between 1967 and 1995, it was on the Endangered Species list. Today its population has rebounded and it is in the Least Concern category of the IUCN List.

Bald Eagles are not strictly migratory. Their migration patterns are complex, seeking food supplies and open waters. During migration, they take advantage of thermal convection currents, and can fly at speeds of up to 43 mph.
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