Colorado has both North American eagle species, as does Rocky Mountain National Park. The evolution, ecology, behavior, anatomy and population status of both the bald and the golden will be discussed using a highly professional illustrated lecture. In addition, a beautiful live female golden eagle, with a 7’ wing span, will be used to reinforce the lecture’s content. After lunch, we will travel to nearby nests to see what kind of habitat is needed for reproduction. We will drive as close as possible to the nest sites, but come prepared for short hikes to the best viewing areas.