Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Feeding Habits: Bald eagles will hunt for their own prey, but often opportunistically steal food from smaller birds, such as osprey, and mammals. They also eat roadkill and spawned-out salmon carcasses.

Unique Features: Dozens of adult and sub adult eagles use the reservoir in winter to take advantage of overwintering waterfowl and deer carcasses. There are six documented eagle pairs using the reservoir for breeding, including the eagles on this nest.  

Cultural Significance: The Salish word for the bald eagle is pǝqlqín