23 Features • One of the largest and most powerful birds of prey with a wingspan of over 2 metres and can weigh as much as 13 lbs • Golden-brown feathers on the back of its neck, head and upper wings and the rest of the body is dark brown • When soaring, the wings are slightly above the horizontal and show less head and neck and longer tail than the Bald Eagle • Nest in remote, undisturbed areas, and builds nests on ledges of cliffs and large trees range • Recent reports indicate only 6 pairs nest in the northern part of Ontario • Difcult to monitor population due to remoteness of nesting sites • Breeding eagles are presently known only from the Hudson Bay Lowlands and at Ontario hawk migration monitoring stations along the Great Lakes threats • Habitat disturbance • Human persecution • Electrocution on power lines • Collisions with wind turbines • Chemicals and toxins in the food Protection • Provincially protected under Endangered Species Act, 2007 Features • Robin-sized bird with a black bill that is hooked at the tip, medium-grey crown and back, and a raccoon-like black face mask, white throat and breast, black tail with white outer feathers and the wings are black with a bold white patch that ashes when in ight • Prefers pastures and other grasslands with scattered low trees and shrubs • Builds nests in small trees and hunts usually by spiny, multi-branched shrubs or barbed wire fencing to impale prey before eating range • Found mainly in southern Ontario from April until September and then they migrate to the southern United States for winter threats • Habitat loss and succession • Toxins found in prey • Car collisions Protection • Provincially protected under Endangered Species Act, 2007 • Federally protected under Migratory Birds Convention Act • The Natural Heritage component of the Provincial Policy Statement under the Planning Act provides for the protection of signicant habitat of endangered species. • Ontario’s Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP) enDangereD The species lives in the wild in Ontario but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation. MNR = Endangered Species and their general habitat are automatically protected. gld el (Aquila Chrysaetos) Endangered Provincially, Not at Risk Nationally Ld sk (Lanius Ludovicianus) Endangered Provincially and Nationally The Golden Eagle has a wingspan of over 2 metres and can weigh as much as 13 lbs. The Loggerhead Shrike‘s have a bold white patch on its wings that flashes when in flight.