National Emblem of the United States of America. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus. The bald eagle, national emblem of the United States, is found in all states except Hawaii. Due to its outstanding ability as a skilled flyer and as a fighter, plus its strength, fierceness, and appearance, have long caused the eagle to be held in high esteem. It is a symbol of freedom, nobility, power, prestige, and conquest. It is found near water where it feeds on fish. Bald eagles can see their food from great heights. The nest may be 5 by 5 feet, and in the highest tree in the vicinity.