Weight varies depending on latitude and gender.  Generally, males weigh approximately 25% less than females from the same area. The average weight of a female bald eagle is 10-14 pounds, however there exists great variation depending on where an eagle is from. Southern bald eagles tend to be smaller than those in northern parts of their range. For example in Alaska, females might weigh up to 18 pounds, whereas eagles in Florida can weigh as little as 7-8 pounds.
This project was a partnership project that would not have been possible without the support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who provided a real estate easement on government land to install the camera and provide operational/technical expertise; A private landowner who provided an easement to run utility poles and fiber optics across his land; Twin Lakes TV who installed the camera; Entertainment Direct who built & operates the web-site; and the Dale Hollow Marina Association who raised over $20,000 to support the project.
The Dale Hollow Eagle Cam is located above one of several well-established Eagle’s Nests here on Dale Hollow Lake along the Kentucky/Tennessee state line. However, in order to protect the nest site, it is the policy of the Dale Hollow Eagle Cam project committee NOT to disclose the actual site location on our web-site or on social media.
Eagles are seen on Dale Hollow Lake year-round as there are several nest sites on the lake and several nesting adult Eagles that make Dale Hollow Lake their year-round home. However, the best time to see Eagles is during the Annual Eagle Watch conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the 3rd and 4th Saturday’s in January each year. Contact the Dale Hollow Lake Resource Manager’s Office for details and reservations (931-243-3136). January is the peak viewing month as Dale Hollow’s resident Eagles are joined by up to 100 Eagles that fly down to Dale Hollow to spend the winter as the northern lakes are froze solid and Dale Hollow offers abundant wintertime fishing and fish is the primary food of the American Bald Eagle.

The average wingspan ranges from 6 to 7.5 feet (182cm-229cm).
Wingspan of an eagle depends on overall size. Eagles in northern parts of their range tend to be larger overall, including a larger wingspan.

Size varies with geography and gender with females being larger than males and northern birds being larger than southern birds. The average female bald eagle is 35 to 38 inches (89cm-96.5 cm) in length and is approximately 25% larger than the male.
An eagle can rotate its head approximately 180 degrees in each direction. Eagles have 14 cervical vertebrae allowing for greater rotation than humans who have just 7 cervical vertebrae and can typically rotate just 70-90 degrees in either direction.
Yes. Eagles’ beaks and talons are made of keratin (like human finger nails). Normal use in the wild keeps them the proper length. In captivity, talons and beaks are coped (trimmed) regularly to ensure the health of the bird.
In the wild, an eagle that makes it to adulthood might live 20-25 years. 70-80% of eagles die before they reach adulthood at five years of age. In captivity, eagles are known to live much longer 40+ and up to 50 years, due to a controlled environment, nutrient rich diet and veterinary care.
No. The use their sharp beak and strong neck muscles to rip their food into pieces small enough to swallow.
An eagle’s stomach is quite small, about the size of a walnut. However, eagles can eat up to 1/3 of their own body weight in food. They have an area called the crop to store food, allowing them to survive without finding new food everyday.
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus = member of the sea or fish eagle group
leucocephalus = leuco=white, cephalus = head