Title

America's Other Eagle

Authors

Gary Turbak

Document Type

NCA Publications/News Articles, Brochures & Letters

Publication Date

10-1-1989

Journal Title/Publication Source

National Wildlife

Page Numbers

34-41

Abstract

Though wise in so many ways, America's Founding Fathers were perhaps poor judges when it came to birds. By an act of Congress in 1782, they chose to adorn the Great Seal of the United States with the bald eagle, an undeniably beautiful bird but also a mere scavenger and catcher of fish.

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America's Other Eagle

Though wise in so many ways, America's Founding Fathers were perhaps poor judges when it came to birds. By an act of Congress in 1782, they chose to adorn the Great Seal of the United States with the bald eagle, an undeniably beautiful bird but also a mere scavenger and catcher of fish.