Outdoor lovers ride in a 4×4 van on Refuge trails or streets while a volunteer guide highlights natural and cultural history of the valley and searches for various wildlife sightings.
The bald eagle is the only eagle unique to North America.
Its distinctive brown body and white head and tail make it easy to identify even from a distance. Its hooked bill, legs and feet are yellow-gold.
When flying, the bald eagle very rarely flaps its wings but soars instead, holding its wings almost completely flat. They soar over 10,000 feet high and can fly up to 40 miles per hour.
Male eagles are considerably smaller than female eagles. Males weigh between 7 and 10 pounds, females weigh up to 14 pounds. Their wing span ranges from 6 to 7 feet, and they have up to 7,000 feathers.
Bald eagles mate for life. Their babies are called eaglets, and are born light gray until they turn born. When the eaglets are 4 to five years old, they develop their majestic white heads and tails. In the wild, eagles can live to be 35 years old or more.