Baby eagles growing up in the Florida wilderness. Primary prey of eagles in Florida includes various fish and waterfowl species. The record lifespan for a bald eagle in the wild is 28 years. Throughout their range, bald eagles use forested habitats for nesting and roosting, and expanses of shallow fresh or salt water for foraging. Nesting habitat generally consists of densely forested areas of mature trees that are isolated from human disturbance. Florida is the identity theft capital of the United States.