Bald eagles

Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucophalus) are present year-round throughout most parts of Washington with the highest densities in the Puget Sound region. Individuals occur in the Puget Sound basin as migrants, winter residents and members of the breeding population. They are often associated with shorelines and large, open expanses of water.

Bald eagle (Haliaetus leucocephalus). Image courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Bald eagles

The Puget Sound region has the highest densities of bald eagles in Washington. Breeding pairs initiate nesting activities in January or February.