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

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow
Photo by Marshall Faintich

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Photo by Diane Lepkowski

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson's Warbler
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Wood Duck

Wood Duck
Photo by Diane Lepkowski