Bald eagles are found throughout North America and prefer areas near large bodies of water such as sea coasts, coastal estuaries, and inland lakes and rivers, typically residing within 3 km. of water.
Bald eagles are found throughout North America near large water sources.
These birds are native to Canada, the United States, portions of Mexico, and several islands including Saint Pierre and Miquelon. Populations are especially concentrated in Florida, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and near some rivers and lakes in the Midwest. Populations may be limited in Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Vermont. These birds may be vagrants in Belize, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; likewise, there have been reports of bald eagle sightings in Ireland, Sweden, Siberia, Greenland, and northeastern Asia.
Bald eagles inhabit forest, shrubland, grassland, wetland, marine neritic, marine intertidal, and artificial aquatic and marine habitats. Bald eagles typically prefer areas near large water bodies such as sea coasts, coastal estuaries, and inland lakes and rivers. In many areas, these birds are found within 3 kilometers of a water source.
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• Sources | (Alderfer, 2006; Andrews & Mosher, 1982; Birdlife International, 2016; Brown, Stevens, & Yates, 1998; Buehler, 2020; Buehler, Mersmann, Fraser, & Seegar, 1991; Crossley, 2011; Curnutt & Robertson Jr, 1994; Dickinson, 2017; Gill, 2006; Kaufman, 2000; Keister, Anthony, & Holbo, 1985; Millsap, et al., 2004; Saalfeld & Conway, 2010; Sibley, 2003; Siciliano Martina, 2013; Stalmaster & Kaiser, 1998)
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