National American Eagle Day is observed each year on June 20th. It was this day in 1782, that our founding fathers declared the American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) to be our national symbol and to be placed at the center of the Great Seal of the United States.
Since that day, June 20th has been set aside to honor our national symbol. Unique to North America, the bald eagle stands for freedom, courage, strength, spirit, independence, democracy and excellence.
Commemorating the American Bald Eagle gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about this majestic creature and the environment in which it lives. The bald eagle survived DDT, but can it survive climate change? This is the perfect time to educate friends, family and neighbors about the changes/losses that lie ahead if we don’t slow down global warming.
Facts about the American Bald Eagle.
Facts about affect on bald eagle range due to global warming.