About the Golden Eagle

The primary Eagle for me is the Golden Eagle.  It is the largest, most successful, as well as wide spread of the Eagle species.  But, I also fancy the White-tailed (Sea) Eagle that ranges from Europe (Norway), all the way into the east, to Japan.

As a teenager, I used to see Red-tailed Hawks flying high, hunting for food, in the San Diego area.  So, when I went to college, right out of High School, I quickly took a wildlife behavioral class.  This class took me to the San Diego Zoo, and the Raptor Enclosure where there were all manor of Birds of Prey housed in this huge enclosure.

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The Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle comparison by Bob Woodruff.

From Description:  This video is a powerpoint teaching about the differences between Bald eagles and Golden eagles. 

There are some very clear differences between these to raptors that supports why I fancy the Golden Eagle.

Since I was a teenager, I have been fascinated by Raptors, or Birds of Prey.

Golden Eagle feeding at the Nat'l Eagle Center

Here is a raptor educator at the National Eagle Center having a very general talk about the Golden Eagle while feeding her.

No flying.

Golden Eagle Scout is Martin's "Bestie" at the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah.

Here is Martin, a longtime Raptor rehabilitator, educator, falconer talking about his Golden Eagle Scout.

No flying.

Out with Daisy my Golden Eagle

Here is the owner of Daisy talking about and showing her off in public.  This Eagle is still molting, so it's not ready to fly yet.

You can see how he handles the bird in public, around all sorts of noises.

No flying.

Hunting with a Golden Eagle

Hunting for most predators is often not successful.  Here is a video of Falconers in eastern Europe hunting with their Golden Eagles.  You can see just how big they are in comparison with grown adult humans.

Here, some of the captures are rabbit, fox, and attempts at deer.


National Eagle Center

The National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN.  We are home to non-releasable bald and golden eagles. During a visit to the National Eagle Center, you can experience these magnificent creatures up close. 

The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN is a world-class interpretive center that is home to rescued bald and golden eagles. Visitors can explore interactive exhibits, view wild eagles on the Mississippi River and meet the eagle ambassadors up close! 


University of Minnesota Raptor Center

 Here at The Raptor Center we are proud of our mission to ensure the  health of raptors and the world we share. We specialize in the medical  care, rehabilitation, and conservation of eagles, hawks, owls, and  falcons. 

Raptor Center's Virtual Tour

January 3, 2012 ~ The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota specializes in the  medical care, rehabilitation, and conservation of eagles, hawks, owls,  and falcons. In addition to treating approximately 700 birds a year, the  program provides training in raptor medicine and surgery for  veterinarians from around the world, reaches more than 250,000 people  each year through public education programs and events, and identifies  emerging issues related to raptor health and populations. 

Raptor Center’s Co-Founder Retires After 45 Years

May 22nd, 2018 ~  After working at the Raptor Center for nearly 45 years, co-founder Pat Redig is retiring in June. The Center has rehabilitated more than 30,000 raptors to date, and has developed new practices and therapies that are used worldwide. (3:23) WCCO Mid-Morning – May 22, 2018


Informative Feathered Friends ~ The Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota

June 26th, 2014 ~ "Every bird is an individual.  The Challenges are that they're feed, weighed regularly, and to know the bird well enough so that we know when they're out of character and therefore are potentially sick or needing special attention.  The education department uses disabled raptors, trained to sit a glove in front of an audience.  I've worked at the Raptor Center since 2007, but began volunteering in 1984."  Gail Buhl, Education Program Manager,  The Raptor Center


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