Listed in the Winter 2017 issue of the Audubon Magazine were five hotspots for photographing Bald Eagles. They are:
- Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah
- Conowingo Dam, Maryland
- LeClaire, Iowa
- Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri
- Skagit River, Washington
Today Bald Eagles nest in every state but Hawaii, so the chance of seeing one is a lot easier than back in the 1960s — before DDT was outlawed. In fact, there is good opportunity to see the Bald Eagles that make the Fox Valley their home.
Although you can see them all year long, they are especially visible during the winter months because they congregate near the open water of the Fox River. Plan to join us for Eagle Days activities during the next three Saturdays, January 13, 20 and 27th. See Schedule.
The weather is going to be great! Last week monitors saw dozens of birds flying or roosting in areas along the Fox. Based on the December survey, the DNR estimated almost 250 eagles in a twenty to thirty mile stretch of river.
Take advantage of the winter activity and soar with eagles along the Fox.
Donna VanBuecken says
I’m looking forward to it, Cheryl. If the air currents are right, we should see lots of eagles soaring on Saturday.