Golden Eagles

About Golden Eagles

  • The Golden Eagle is one of the largest, fastest, nimblest raptors in North America. 
  • They typically prey on mammals ranging in size from ground squirrels up to prairie-dogs, marmots, and jackrabbits.
  • Golden Eagles can have a wingspan of up to seven feet and weigh more than seven pounds.
  • The coastal range in the greater Bay Area has the largest golden eagle population in the world. 
  • Some Golden Eagles live at Los Vaqueros year-round, while others just pass through the area.
  • Nesting usually occurs from early February to late June. See below for stats on how many eaglets have fledged at Los Vaqueros.
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Golden Eaglet Stats

YearNumber of eaglets fledged
20205
20190
20184
20170
20164
20150
20143
20135
20128
20114
20105
20093
20084
20075