As a top predator, bald eagles impact all members of their community and have been causing a population decline in common murres.
As a top predator, bald eagles impact all members of their trophic community and their decline and recent population resurgence has impacted many other organisms. Bald eagles are even causing a population decline in common murres (Uria aalge).
Bald eagles have been found with Toxoplasma gondii as well as a protozoan, 2 genera of trematodes, 1 genus of acanthocephalan and 7 genera of nematodes.
Bald eagles do not directly have a negative impact on humans. However, as a method of habitat management, buffer zones were established around their nesting sites, which limits human development in some areas.
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• Sources | (Birdlife International, 2016; Buehler, 2020; Millsap, et al., 2004; Parrish, Marvier, & Paine, 2001; Siciliano Martina, 2013; Stalmaster & Kaiser, 1998; Szabo, Mense, Lipscomb, Felix, & Dubey, 2004)