The bird population in the Cowboy State is legendary. And the most majestic winged creature in Wyoming just might be the stately Golden Eagle. This regal bird likes the environment and prefers to perch its stick-built home high on a cliff face, or in a tree. The sight of a Golden Eagle is thrilling, whether you spot one in flight, or see one sitting on a fence post. A fully-grown Golden Eagle will weigh between 9 to 12 pounds, the female tends to be slightly larger than the male, but it's the wingspan of up to 7-feet that distinguishes the Golden Eagle from others. And of course, the brown plumage, marked by golden brown swathes on the back of the head, are unmistakable.