Size: 31-37"; up to 7-foot wingspan
Male: Pure white head and tail contrast with dark brown-to-black body and wings. Has a large, curved yellow bill and yellow feet.
Female: Same as male, but slightly larger.
Juvenile: Dark brown with white spots or speckles throughout body and wings. Gray bill.
Nest: Female and male build massive platform nest. One brood per year.
Eggs: 2; off-white without markings
Incubation: 34-36 days; female and male incubate
Fledging: 75-90 days; male and female feed young
Migration: Winters along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The Bald Eagle is a migrator and can occasionally be found in St. Charles County during the winter months.
Food: Fish, carrion, and birds (mainly ducks).