Native to Eastern Russia and parts of Asia. It is one of the largest birds ranging up to 21 pounds, 40" in length, and 8-foot wingspan. Steller’s feed on salmon, grayling, and other coastal fish in shallow waters. Considered a vulnerable species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of threatened species due to declining numbers of 4000 in the wild. Despite the complete legal protection of the Steller’s Sea Eagles in Russia, they are losing their habitat due to human contamination of rivers, poisoned with chemicals and logging of forested areas for the construction of hydroelectric power projects. In Japan, where they winter, they are dying due to overfishing and eating carrion with lead ammunition.