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. Steller's live in climates with cool summers and winters reaching lows of -30 degrees, though they 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 the male, Kodiak. 

 

Bald eagles are one of the most readily recognizable birds in North America.  They are also one of the largest, with the larger females reaching 13 pounds or more. Additionally, like most raptors, females may be up to 30% larger than males. Overall, the species ranges in size from a 5.5 foot wingspan up to a nearly 8 foot wingspan depending on the sex and origin of the bird.

 

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