Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is named for the white head of the adult bird. The name was given by American colonists at a time when bald, or balled, meant white, and not hairless. Immature bald eagles do not have the white head and tail, as it takes about five years for the plumage to develop.

Photos by John Gomes.

Getting There

Latitude: 61.125618
Longitude: -149.793392