The golden eagle is classified as Sensitive in the General Status of Alberta Wild Species report. See:
- Population density is low and dispersed over a large area and nests are vulnerable to human disturbance.
- Like all birds of prey in Alberta, the golden eagle is protected by the provincial Wildlife Act and classified as a non-game
Immature bald eagles can be mistaken for golden eagles, but the golden eagle has feathers down to the toe, unlike the bald
eagle which has feathers only half-way down the legs.
Updated: Jan 8, 2014