[QUOTE=prof_fate;351024]BaldEagles aren't rare - I've taken a few trips from pa to detroit across the ohio turnpike - I see multiple eagles every trip. Went to FL last january and took an airboat tour of the everglades around christmas FL and lots of bald eagles there too.
Bald Eagles were nearly extinct in the 1970s. They are still on the Threatened Species list, according to National Geogrphic. So if you get to see them commonly, you're lucky! Meaning, we are all lucky that conservation efforts saved them. I read a source that said there are 70,000 world wide, most in BC, Canada and Alaska.