Bald Eagles are a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in DC. They eat fish, mammals, birds, and carrion. Bald Eagles are monogamous, likely mating for life. They lay two eggs per year.
Bald Eagles eat carrion. Unfortunately, this can put them at risk for lead poisoning. If a deer or other animal is shot with a lead bullet, the lead contaminates the rest of the body. If scavengers, such as Bald Eagles, eat the carcass, they can become poisoned.
If you find a sick or injured Bald Eagle, please call us at 202-882-1000.