Bald Eagle

bald eagle in nest with young

Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Montana were removed from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) list of Threatened and Endangered Species in 2007.

Management Plan

The Management Guidelines (below) were prepared in cooperation with the Montana Bald Eagle Working Group to provide recommendations for protecting bald eagle habitat and reducing the risk of potential violations of the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. This document is an addendum to the 1994 Bald Eagle Management Plan.

The Montana Bald Eagle Working Group also collaborated on a status assessment in 2010 to discuss recent changes in bald eagle populations and conservation issues in Montana.


Eagle Rebound
Publish Date: March 16, 2006

In 2006, the federal government once again issued plans to delist the bald eagle from the Endangered Species Act. If delisted, not much will change for this national symbol in Montana.

Delisted Species

Bald Eagles were removed from the threatened and endangered species list throughout most of their range in 2007. Learn more