Main Hall

The Main Hall provides visitors with the opportunity to see two very different species of birds of prey.

  Steller’s Sea Eagles are one of the largest eagle species on the planet with
  wingspans of 6 ½ to 8 feet. They are found throughout eastern Russia,
  northern Japan and as far south as Korea. Living in climates with cool
  summers and winters reaching lows of -30 degrees, Steller’s are
  comfortable in a wide range of temperatures.  

  Visitors can recognize the difference between the Steller’s pair by
  comparing the birds’ size. Like most raptor species, the female, Aleutia, is
  larger than her mate, Kodiak. 

 

Verreaux’s Eagle-owls are the largest owls in Africa! They are also known as the Giant Eagle Owl or the Milky Eagle Owl. Verreaux’s Eagle-owls reside in sub-Saharan Africa in moderately wooded areas. They normally hunt at twilight and night, but they are opportunistic hunters that will kill animals during the day if they pass beneath their roost! Their prey includes medium-sized mammals and birds, but they will also eat reptiles and scorpions.

Verreaux’s Eagle-owls have distinctive pink eyelids - visit our two new members of the flock and see for yourself!

 

 

 Also while visiting Eagle Hall, see how you compare to the world’s eagles with the National Aviary’s wingspan and height display.