The American Bald Eagle(Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is both the national bird and animal of the United States of America. The bald eagle appears on its seal. In the late 20th century it was on the brink of extinction in the U.S. Populations have since recovered and the species was removed from the U.S. government's List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007.
Native American Indian Poem ~ "Great Eagle, King of the sky, lift my spirit up; carry me high. Wings of strength that float along, take me away ~ to freedom beyond ~ at peace I live, with you above; all that I give is: Heartfelt Love.