The oldest Bald Eagle on record was killed earlier this year after being struck by a car in New Brunswick, Canada. Biologists recently discovered the Bald Eagle was banded in Maine in 1977 after investigating the metal band found on one of its legs – making this bird at least 3 years older than me!
There are other reports of Bald Eagles over 30 years of age which suggests that their populations are responding well to the habitats available to support them in eastern North America. It also means that Bald eagle populations have recovered from pesticide-induced lows of the 1960s and early 1970.
Read more at The Montreal Gazette