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The Bald Eagle in Oklahoma

Golden Eagles


Oklahoma has a small nesting population of golden eagles in the western pan of the state, with some wintering in remote areas throughout the state. These birds, while not listed as endangered, have also suffered population declines. In the 1980s, perhaps only six to 10 pairs of golden eagles nested in Oklahoma. The two species of eagles are not closely related. The golden eagle is a more western bird that ranges over mountains and grasslands, feeding primarily on rabbits, rodents and other small mammals. This species is protected by most of the same state and federal laws as the bald eagle and warrants the same respect we give our national symbol.
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