Question 1: The largest gathering of bald eagles in the world takes place here:
- Lake Quinault, Olympic Peninsula, Washington
- Chesapeake Bay, Delaware
- Chilkat River, Haines, Alaska
Correct Answer: Chilkat River, Haines, Alaska
Fact: As many as 4,000 eagles congregate each fall to enjoy a salmon bounty on the Chilkat River in southeast Alaska. People in nearby Haines celebrate the occasion with the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival.
Question 2: Which continents are home to bald eagles?
- Only North America
- North America, South America, and Europe
- North America, Europe, and Asia
Correct Answer: Only North America
Fact: Bald eagles can only be found in Canada, the US, and northern parts of Mexico, while the range of golden eagles is across the Northern Hemisphere.
Question 3: In most movies and TV shows, the call of a bald eagle is really the call of a…
- Red-tailed hawk
- Golden eagle
Correct Answer: Red-tailed hawk
Fact: For such a big, powerful bird, the bald eagle has a surprisingly soft call that's really more of a whistle. That's why most movies and TV shows overdub the eagle with the fierce (and patriotic?) call of a red-tailed hawk. In the spirit of truthiness, don't you think this show's intro should come clean?