Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus, 1766)Synonyms: American Eagle,  BAEA.

Status:

Our national bird is a great success story. Removed from the federal endangered species list in 2007 and from the Maryland list of threatened and endangered species in 2010, the species is now fully recovered and is easily found near large waterways and along the Chesapeake Bay. Found year-round in Maryland.

Where to find:

Blackwater NWR, Conowingo Dam

Relationships:

Fish are a mainstay of the Bald Eagle's diet, but will take a wide variety of prey species from ducks to muskrats. Will scavenge at roadkill.

There are 1,236 records in the project database.

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A Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Harford Co., Maryland (2/15/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

An adult Bald Eagle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/10/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) ( More of this species)

A Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Harford Co., Maryland (12/13/2014). Photo by Sanjib Bhattacharyya. (MBP list)

An adult Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Harford Co., Maryland (11/16/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Bald Eagle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/8/2006). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Bald Eagle scavenging with Black and Turkey Vultures in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/10/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Bald Eagle in Charles Co., Maryland (1/21/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

An immature Bald Eagle in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2016). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An adult Bald Eagle over Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/12/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Bald Eagle in Harford Co., Maryland (11/26/2015). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Bald Eagle in Caroline Co., Maryland (12/20/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Bald Eagle in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/14/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Bald Eagle in Harford Co., Maryland (11/7/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

An adult Bald Eagle at Swan Creek in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/9/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A Bald Eagle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/11/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam in Harford Co., Maryland (11/26/2015). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Bald Eagles in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/25/2015). Photo by Larry Reese. (MBP list)

An adult Bald Eagle with Channel Catfish prey along the Susquehanna River, Maryland (1/20/2014). Photo by Ryan Johnson. (MBP list)

A Bald Eagle in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/4/2017). Photo by Mary B. Hollinger. (MBP list)

A Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Harford Co., Maryland (11/13/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A Bald Eagle hunting American Coots in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/9/2017). Photo by Rob Ostrowski. (MBP list)

An immature Bald Eagle in Harford Co., Maryland (11/16/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Immature Bald Eagle feeding on Red Fox in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/2/2016). Photo by Kye Jenkins. (MBP list)


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