The bald eagle is one the most majestic birds to see in flight. With a wingspan of almost seven feet (adults) and weighing up to 14 pounds, the bald eagle is truly impressive. Being at the top to the food chain, eagles are highly susceptible to contaminants in their environment. As a result, eagles are an early warning indicator of our environment’s health. For years, the bald eagle was a victim of pollution and habitat loss. Recently eagles have made a moderate comeback, moving form the endangered species list to the threatened species list, hopefully giving them a promising future.