Sited Bald Eagle in Boise Idaho along the Boise River about 2 1/2 miles from downtown Boise, Idaho! It looked to be full grown mature. Could not tell if male or female.
I live just outside of historic Clark Fork, close to the river of the same name, in Idaho's panhandle. Bald eagles can be observed in this area each and every day, if only one is looking for them. Winter weather seems to swell their population even further. My family and I have noted several areas where they are concentrated, as follows:
Eagles are seen at roost in the trees along Johnson Creek Road, where it closely parallels the Clark Fork River. They are also frequently found perched, and sometimes catching and eating fish, atop pier posts.
A drive along scenic Highway 200 can usually reveal many eagles, particluarly where the road is closest to the waters of Lake Pend Oreille.
Lastly, the Ponderay River which flows out of Lake Pend Oreille attracts numerous eagles. They are seen both soaring the skies and perched in the trees along Highway 2 toward Priest River.
Colfax, Indiana on Sugar Creek. I saw my first Bald Eagle (not in a zoo) in flight about 6 months ago just a couple of miles from my home on Sugar Creek. I must admit it was an awesome site. I feel extremely lucky in that I got to see my second sighting just today (12/3/2005). This time on a small island. Courtesy of Teri Alexander
Although there are bald eagles around the lake, there are many more bald eagles in Wolf Lodge Bay and Beauty Bay along I-90. They can be observed from mid November to mid January. However, the peak occurs mid to end of December. Often times the official count fits 25 to 30 birds with occasional peaks up to 50 or so. I-90 has few opportunities to stop safely, so we suggest to drive along Lake Coeur'dAlene Drive. Lake Coeurd'Alene Drive is the old freeway along the north shore and is at lake level. The Drive has been turned into a park with many spots to view and photograph the eagles. The south side of Wolf Lodge Bay has several good spots to stop. A short distance further along Hwy 97 is Beauty Bay where the population is more concentrated. Every year I coordinate a Kayak the Eagles trip with the Spokane Mountaineers. There is allot more shore line that is unaccessible by car or foot that when kayaking or canoeing renders lots of images and views. Courtesy of Chic Burge