An adult male bald eagle perches on a snowy branch in the wilderness of southeast Alaska.
Bald eagles generally choose to roost in large trees in protected places within eight miles of their feeding grounds.
A majority of bald eagles nest in Alaska and remote areas of Canada. A small number nest in the United States in areas where isolation can still be maintained.
Based on several years of surveys in the United States and Canada, conservation organizations estimate the total bald eagle population of North America to be somewhere between 35,000 and 50,000.
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