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Bald Eagle

Eagle 1 512x384Bald Eagles occur at Kirwin all year long.  One pair has been nesting at the Refuge since 2011.

They can be seen anywhere at the Refuge. A majority are in various stages of juvenile plumages: mostly brown, with varying amounts of white throughout the plumage. Bald Eagles take five years to attain full adult plumage (i.e. white head and tail, solid brown body and wings). Peak numbers usually occur in early-to-mid-December, with upwards of 100 or more possible Refuge-wide. Numbers of wintering eagles then taper off through the rest of the winter, and by March they are more difficult to find.
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2014
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