Many bald eagle populations use geographic landmarks for navigation, making the Mississippi River a major migratory corridor.
Many bald eagle populations use geographic landmarks for navigation, such as mountain ranges and rivers. The Mississippi River, in particular, is a major migratory corridor.
Immature birds have much more erratic migratory paths and patterns.
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• Sources | (Alderfer, 2006; Buehler, 2020; Crossley, 2011; Mandernack, Solensky, Martell, & Schmitz, 2012; McClelland, et al., 1994; Millsap, et al., 2004; Sibley, 2003; Siciliano Martina, 2013)