This well-known bird of prey, symbolic of the USA, is also a symbol of success. It is a species at risk that is coming back from near extinction. There were less than 10 breeding pairs in Ontario in 1970 and today the population is estimated at 1400 pairs.
Are there eagles in Ontario Canada?
Bald Eagles are found across Ontario!
After almost going extinct in the mid 20th century due to DDT poisoning, these raptors are a true success story.
Are bald eagles rare in Ontario?
In southern Ontario there are now almost 40 breeding pairs of Bald Eagles but the species is still considered endangered. Bald Eagles are not rebounding as quickly in southern Ontario as in neighbouring U.S. states.
Can you keep a bald eagle as a pet?
It is not legal to keep eagles as pets. Eagle are wild animals and cannot be kept as pets or used for commercial purposes. Only federally permitted wildlife rehabilitators and qualifying institutions may house eagles.
Do eagles attack humans?
Will a bald eagle attack a human? Bald eagles have been known to attack humans, but the injuries inflicted are hardly lethal. During mating seasons, bald eagles become much more territorial. As with any other bird of prey, it best to keep a safe distance from a bald eagle and to respect the bird’s space.