Identification: A Golden Eagle is generally NOT larger than a Bald Eagle! Wingspans, weights, and most field characteristics of the two eagle species native to. Experience the best Victoria Whale Watching & Wildlife adventure with Eagle Wing Tours, see Vancouver Island from our safe, high-performance, luxury boats. Tours & Rates · Day Tours · Our Boats · Contact Us. The brown and the beautiful: The golden eagle is a large bird of prey that belongs to the hawk and eagle family. With broad, rounded wings, the colors of the FAMILY : Accipitridae. At one time, the golden eagle lived in a great majority of temperate Europe , North Asia , North America , North Africa , and Japan. The ecozones occupied by golden eagles are roughly concurrent with those of Eurasia. It was moved to the new genus Aquila by French ornithologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson in I went on 6 trips with Eagle Wing this summer, and loved them all! Proceedings of the VI World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls, Budapest, Hungary, 18—23 May Territoriality is believed to be the primary cause of interactions and confrontations between non-paired golden eagles. Taken Nov 3, , at the North Lookout. Listen for the alarm calls of other birds, and look for a flash of grey as you walk through known goshawk woods. Staff was very knowledgeable and were happy to enlighten and entertain us. Most prey is captured on the ground, but birds also are caught in the air. Insiders Guide Accommodations Harbour Ferries Restaurants Things to do Transportation Gift Certificates Contact Us. Their tails are long and squared at the ends, giving them the skill and agility to manouvre tight corners.