Wildlife University: Bald Eagle

30 minutes

The bald eagle was on the brink of extinction, but today, its recovery is a model for all wildlife. Take this course about a national success story.


  • Understand the bald eagle's natural history, including its habitat, range, and unique physical characteristics.
  • Describe threats to the eagle, both present and past.
  • Explain the role that the Endangered Species Act and other similar legislation plays in the eagle's survival.
  • Summarize why the eagle is often referred to as an Endangered Species Act success story.
  • Identify actions you can take to help the eagle continue to thrive.