New York Natural Heritage Program
Golden Eagle
Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758)
Juvenile U.S Bureau of Reclamation
Family: Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

State Protection: Endangered
A native species in imminent danger of extirpation or extinction in New York (includes any species listed as federally Endangered by the United States). It is illegal to take, import, transport, possess, or sell an animal listed as Endangered, or its parts, without a permit from NYSDEC. 1) Any native species in imminent danger of extirpation or extinction in New York. 2) Any species listed as endangered by the United States Department of the Interior.

Federal Protection: Migratory Bird Treaty Act
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act implements various treaties and conventions between the U. S. and Canada, Japan, Mexico and the former Soviet Union for the protection of migratory birds. Under this Act, taking, killing, or possessing migratory birds, including nests or eggs, is unlawful unless specifically permitted by other regulations.

State Rarity Rank: SHB,S1N
A State Rarity Rank of SHB,S1N means: Historically known to breed in New York State and typically 5 or fewer non-breeding (usually winter residents) occurrences in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
Golden Eagles are more closely related to Red-tailed Hawks than to Bald Eagles.

State Ranking Justification [-]
Extirpated as a breeder in the 1970s due mainly to human persecution, loss of habitat and chemical contamination. Currently known only as a few scattered individuals during breeding season and in migration, and one consistently occupied winter territory.

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