Bald Eagle — Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Order Acciptriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Haliaeetus
Species leucocephalus

The national bird of the United States. The adult has a white head and white tail with a dark brown body and wings. The immature eagle is dark brown with white patches beneath when flying. They often nest near water. Its range has been expanding and it is more frequently being sighted throughout the eastern U.S.


Birds of the Arboretum

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren
Photo by Benjamin Shirkey

Cerulean Warbler

Cerulean Warbler
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Chestnut-Sided Warbler
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Chirping Sparrow

Chirping Sparrow
Photo by Marshall Faintich