Golden Eaglets & Fledglings
How many eggs do Golden Eagles lay?
Typically, there are 1-3 eggs in a clutch (rarely 4 eggs), and only one clutch per season. The eggs are laid 3 – 4 days apart. The most common number is 2 eggs per clutch.
What color & size are Golden Eagle eggs.
The eggs of Golden Eagles are white to cream or pale pink with brown splotches. The size of the egg is 2.7 -3.4 inches long and 1.9 – 2.5 inches wide.
How long are Golden Eagle eggs incubated?
41 – 45 days. (about 6 weeks)
Who cares for the baby Golden Eaglets?
The mother does most of the brooding duties, but both parents bring food for the babies.
How long do babies stay in the nest before they fledge?
About 10 – 12 weeks. It takes 1 – 3 months after that for the eaglets to become fully independent.
Is the coloration of young Golden Eagles different from adult Golden Eagles?
A young Golden Eagle has light patches on their wingtips, and a wide white band on their tails. Adult coloration is complete by 4 – 6 years old.
When do the fledglings attain full adulthood?
The Golden Eagle attains sexual maturity in 4-5 years. Until then, they wander widely.