Where do bald eagles live?

Photo: Bernard DUPONT / Flickr
Photo: Bernard DUPONT / Flickr

The range of the bald eagle extends from Florida and Baja, California, to Alaska and Newfoundland, with favorite breeding grounds in Alaska and Canada and along the Mississippi River, Great Lakes and East Coast. Bald Eagles winter on the coastlines and across mainland United States.

Bald eagles prefer to be near the water, so they are often spotted near coastal marshes, large lakes, sea coast or along rivers. The bald eagle is unique to North America, but it is closely related to the white-tailed sea eagle found in Europe and Asia and the African fish eagle found in sub-Saharan Africa.

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