In March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the latest population estimate for Bald Eagles. Some 316,000 eagles now cruise the skies in the Lower 48 — more than four times the previous estimate, from 2009.
This was the most accurate eagle count in history, and was partly powered by 180,000 eBirders plus sophisticated eBird Science models.
Explore the latest Bald Eagle distribution models, including colorful animated maps that show where eagles go throughout the year on the eBird website.
Photo of Bald Eagles by Blaire Smith/Macaulay Library.