I was traveling back from Indianapolis this morning along I-65 South. I looked to the right and in a wooded area very clearly saw a large bald eagle in the trees. It was around mile marker 60 going south.
We observed these magnificent birds while in Yellowstone park several years earlier and I had forgotten how big they were.
What a delight to see them close to home.
At about noon on 1/24/15, my family and I watched a mature bald eagle in a field near US 31 and Whiteland Rd in Whiteland, IN. First one I've seen in our area and it made my day!
Saw one perched in a tree near New Paris, IN (Elkhart Co) just before 9:00AM on Jan 22nd, 2015, along CR 142 about 2/10th of a mile west of SR 15. Stopped and took some pictures for about a minute, then it noticed me and stared, so I left. First time I've seen one in the wild in Indiana. It was a bit smaller than ones I've seen wild in Alaska. It was surveying the snow-covered fields…
Son and I spotted a Bald Eagle perched in a tree near the intersection of Highway 160 and Highway 60 – just south of Salem Indiana. We stopped and admired the site for a minute or two – the Eagle appeared to be hunting the field just south of the auto mart near that intersection – it was an amazing site and the first Eagle I have seen in the wild in this area in my 40+ years –glad my son was with me. Time was approximately 9:30am ET on Saturday 01/17/2015
January 16, 2015, around 12:30 PM. I had just left Hummel Park in Plainfield and was driving north on S. Center St. when I spotted a bald eagle flying east across the road. I saw the white tail but didn't get a view of its head.
I saw one on 1/15/15 on the east side of Dayton, IN. I was driving east on SR 38 and he was perched in a tree right by the bridge.
January 13, 2015 we saw a bald eagle at 4:10 pm soaring above the confluence of the three rivers in Fort Wayne, IN.
On 01/12/2015 approx 3:30 p.m. at Averitt Rd and Stop 18 Greenwood, IN. My son and I watched a bald eagle circle in the air several times then perch itself in a tree near a pond. It stayed in the area for 15+ minutes.
Driving home on January 9, 2015, around 4:45 pm, I am quite certain a bald eagle was soaring right above Brookville road between German Church and Bade Road, Indianapolis, IN. Amazing - hoping others can verify my sighting.
On January 1st 2015 around 9 am I saw a mature bald eagle fly over our house which is on the east shore of Cedar Lake in Lake county Indiana. It was headed southwest over the lake.
December 30, 2014. Drove to Salamonie State Park spillway to take pictures of the eagles that congregate along the river. Counted six in the trees along the river and caught a few on camera. Love seeing them in action!
Spotted pair of Bald Eagles perched in a tree – one adult and one juvenile - at stocked pay fishing lake at Interstate 69 and State Road 38 in Pendleton, Indiana on Sunday December 28th in the morning. The adult was still perched in the same tree a couple of hours later.
12/28/14 Spotted a mature Bald Eagle sitting in a tree at St. Mary’s River and Hwy 27 in Decatur. Hope I get to see it again!
On December 26, I saw two bald eagles sitting in a tree at the corner of Thompson Rd and Five Points Rd in southeast Indianapolis, IN (Franklin township) around 4pm.
On 12-23-14, I saw a mature bald eagle flying overhead while driving with my family ?on the Indiana Toll Road in Gary, IN, along the south edge of US Steel's Gary Works, along the Grand Calumet River.
Adult Bald Eagle sighted at Westlake Apartments westside Marion County Indianapolis Indiana December 21 2014. Over big lake around 4:20 pm. Beautiful bird.
The week of 12/15/14 while traveling south on I-69 near Evansville, IN, I spotted a Bald Eagle on the ground near a barrow pit east side of roadway and just north of the intersection of I-69 & the Lloyd Expy (Rt 66) Evansville.
H. Wayne Presson
Seen a mature Bald Eagle in the western area of Eagle Marsh at Ft Wayne Indiana in early morning on 12-14-14
saw a bald eagle 0n wed 12-10-14 in brownsburg on two different trees and took several pictures
A mature bald eagle was sighted two days in a row in Indianapolis near 34th Street and Elizabeth Lane. It was spotted on 12/10/2014 and 12/11/2014 between 9-10am both days, perched in a tree overlooking a pond.
my husband and I saw a Bald Eagle in Shelbyville, IN today at 4:11 pm. Very beautiful. I didn't know we had them in Indiana though.
On December 6th around 12:30pm, my wife & I were driving on 41 North just outside Princeton, IN nearing the White River when I spotted two large raptors flying within a few hundreds yards of each other. Looking up both my wife & I were able see it was a Bald Eagle. Seconds later we neared the other bird, and it was also another Bald Eagle.
My husband and I live north of the upper St. Joe River in Elkhart, IN and just watched a pair of mature bald eagles soaring over the river and landing in a large fir tree off of Greenleaf Blvd. My husband first saw them two weeks ago.
December 2, 2014 - I had the pleasure of seeing a mature bald eagle flying over Forest Park golf course in Valparaiso, IN.
I most definitely saw a bald eagle flying over the pond of the pyramids at 86th and Michigan Rd. It then landed in the trees of a neighborhood near by.
Quite sure I saw a juvenile bald eagle on 11-20-14 in the morning in Richmond, Indiana, Wayne county. It flew overhead as I was driving over the West Main Street bridge that goes over Sim Hodgkin Pkwy. Tail feathers were turning white but the head wasn't yet so suspect it was nearing adulthood!
Saw one, possibly two at a retention pond in Heartland Crossing in Camby, Indiana.
A friend and I admired a bald eagle this morning on shoreside tree just below Salamonie Dam (Huntington County IN). Several other birds of equal or greater size were actively fishing. No spotting scope or binoculars to ID those, but the baldy was a good sighting.
Just had 2 mature bald eagles fly ten feet over my head. The first was carrying dinner and the second about 50 feet behind the first.
They were in the 34th and Shadeland area of Marion county, Indianapolis, Indiana 11/14/2014
2nd sighting of a mature Bald Eagle yesterday 11/11 on my road. He was soaring over fields being harvested. Saw him last week too while farmers were in their fields. Johnson County, east of 135 and south of Whiteland Road. I hope he lives here because it is a joy to see him soar!
I saw a bald eagle in a tree along Big Eagle Creek in Speedway directly behind Alison Transmission today around 8:00am
Laneia and Jon Thomas
Pair of Bald Eagles sighted on November 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM north of 161st and Carey Road near the Oak Manor entrance in Westfield, IN.
On 10/29/2014, while driving south bound on I -65, somewhere around the Renssalaer area (I'm not very familiar with the area, but it was quite a ways before the windmills), I spotted a golden eagle perched in a tree. Being familiar with adult and juvenile bald eagles, and having reviewed in my Peterson's guide, I was excited to confirm that it indeed was a golden eagle!
I had the pleasure of seeing a nice mature bald eagle October 28, 2014 in Whitestown. It was soaring over the Anson development and landed in a tree next to I-65. Awesome.
I saw a bald eagle on State Road 38 just outside of Pendleton (by the middle school) about 4:30 this afternoon 10/27/14.
Saw a bald eagle flying south over bean field in Shelby county, Indiana, north of Rays Crossing. Oct 25, 2014 @ around 10:30 am.
I saw a bald eagle flying due south across the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis, IN today (10/20/2014). I spotted it from about 1/8th mile away from a 3rd floor conference room. It was flying fairly low…just a few feet above a five story parking garage. I originally mistook it for one of several hawks and falcons we have around campus. But the white head and tail stood out in stark contrast to the moody blue-gray clouds we had this morning. My first bald eagle sighting ever, and it was in the middle of the city!
10/19/14: mature (huge!)bald eagle sighted flying low over fish source in Hamblen Township, Brown County - Bean Blossom festival property area.
So nice to see sightings posted within the past several weeks for Avon and west Indianapolis - will keep my eyes open!
If nest is sighted contact the Indiana DNR. They do not track sightings but log nest locations in Indiana. According to the state's bird biologist, there are currently 200 known, active bald eagle nests in Indiana.
Marie Keywood, Avon
Spotted a bald eagle eating on a carcass in a harvested bean field. Approximately 6:03 pm October 15, 2014. South of the town of Wheeling, on Wheeling Pike, Washington township, delaware county, indiana.
Spotted a flying bald eagle on 10/12/14 while driving north on Tonkel Road--north of Fort Wayne, Indiana and south of the DeKalb / Allen County line. Clear skies and beautiful view of distinct white tail feathers and white head!
An immature bald eagle was hovering about 10 feet above my car as I was driving north on College Avenue (65th and College), yesterday, in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the second time I have seen eagles in the area. About 1 month prior, two adults were flying over Broad Ripple Avenue near the Biscuits café.
10/8/14 9:30 am Soon after the lunar eclipse this morning, I saw a single Bald Eagle. It was flying southbound, southeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, about a mile east of I-65 and Southport Rd. It was quite unexpected and amazing to see... very inspiring!
On 10/3/2014 at around 9am I spotted a bald eagle flying above the Austin Lakes subdivision in Avon, Indiana around Captain drive and Nicole boulevard. I was on my house deck when I first saw an unusually large bird flying somewhat in circles. I thought it was a turkey vulture first but noticed a white tail and head. I must have been at more than 300ft when I observed it. By the time I grabbed my binoculars it was gone. Then 2 hrs later while I was in my car driving through the subdivision at the corner of Seabreeze and Harbor drives
I observed a bald eagle again flying at approximately100 ft above some woods. I was probably located at about 200-300ft from the bird.
I live in the southeast corner of Indianapolis within the city limits. This beautiful bald eagle landed in our oak tree in our back yard yesterday morning and stayed put for about 30 minutes. It was amazing….
Single bald eagle flying west along I90 (Indiana toll road) in Portage Indiana.
A cousin and I were driving around Bass Lake (Starke County), IN. We spotted a large black bird with white tail feathers flying ahead of us. When it finally turned back towards the water, it confirmed our suspicions that it was, in fact, a bald eagle.
Saw a bald eagle flying over a farm field on Shordon Rd just north of New Haven IN. Sept. 15 2014. About 5pm.
Single bald eagle south of Indianapolis International Airport sitting tall in a tree.
2/15/14 Big bald eagle flying over Crown Point Ind. Stopped by a frozen pond for about a half hour than flew off to the east.
Just Saw 4 Bald Eagles!!!!..Homewood Ave looking out toward Capital Ave Bridge...Beautiful!!!! Boy are they BIG! Not the First time I have seen them! Actually there were 4 of them 2 Adults and 2 Young ones I guess around two years old according to pictures I have seen! Watched them for 30 minutes! Amazing!
i saw a bald eagle fly over me 2/9/14 as i was shoveling snow. we live in southwest fort wayne, indiana, in a residential area. it was fairly low above me and i could see it clearly. it was beautiful!
02/11/14 I just saw a single bald eagle soaring over downtown Terre Haute, Indiana this sunny, cold afternoon.
- Athena Goulet
We saw our first wild eagle in the area today!! We were on SR 44 at the Shelby/Johnson in Indiana. This is close to I65 at the Franklin, In exit. This was about 10 minutes ago and it flew over the highway along the creek. So exciting and beautiful.
Driving west on Old River Road just outside Bristol, a bald eagle was circling over the trees along the river. What a majestic sight!
I live in Mishawaka, Indiana. We have a Bald Eagle sitting in our tree in our back yard which is next to the St. Joe River. We have been watching him with binoculars for the past hour, and I assure you it is a Bald Eagle. I am in awe of the beauty and size of this bird.
Richmond Indiana. Resovoir park adult eagle flying towards the spillway.
I photographed a Bald Eagle this morning on Christmas Lake in Santa Claus, Indiana.
Spencer County, Indiana
Thrilled, I just saw a bald eagle from inside the building where I work. It was flying toward the building and swooped over it. Within 2 feet of second story window! WOW
we are 1 block from the St. Joseph River
1/8/14 - I saw a bald eagle sitting for 20 minutes at my home on the river in downtown Elkhart. Then it circled over the river several times before swooping down and snatching a good sized fish, which it took to the ice island outside my window and proceeded to eat. Fabulous experience.
Today while driving east on Kessler blvd toward Binford blvd in Indianapolis, my 9-yr old son exclaimed from the back seat "a bald eagle, I see 2 bald eagles!!" we were skeptical until we pulled into our subdivision northwest of Fall Creek, when to our delight there were indeed 2 mature bald eagles circling our neighborhood fairly low and heading east. We watched them for ten to fifteen minutes! It was awesome!!
I saw a bald eagle at heritage park in fishers, Indiana. It was flying north up over the white river.
We live at Heritage Lake, near Coatesville, IN. We've seen a male bald eagle twice in the last three days feeding and flying around the lake. Absolutely beautiful!
TWO bald eagles sighted at 54th and Central in Indianapolis, IN on December 29, 2013. They were flying very low over the residential neighborhood for quite sometime before landing in a tree to everyone's delight!
12/25/13 Hello! I want to report seeing a PAIR of bald eagles at on S.R. 67 in Martinsville, Indiana. They swooped over my car and landed in a tree overhanging the flooded White River. Absolutely beautiful Christmas gift!
I saw a bald eagle in Greenwood, IN 46237 area code, observed it with binoculars for about 5 minutes.
I saw an adult bald eagle flying above the Grace College area near Warsaw, IN.
Just sighted a beautiful Bald Eagle here in North Liberty Indiana flying across the field str8 across from my office window. very cool.
We saw a mature bald eagle, most likely a female, this morning in our backyard. She stayed about 30 minutes, long enough for us to get pictures while she sat in a sycamore tree. We live in the town of Zionsville, Indiana, near State Road 421 (Michigan Road) and East Sycamore Street. This was an absolute thrill for our family!
Saw a mature Bald Eagle near Oakridge Road and E. Greyhound Pass in Carmel, IN in mid November. Very large and majestic as he swooped over the trees toward a retention pond. Saw another mature Bald Eagle on my property north of Westfield, IN on 12/4/13. Got my attention with a very different alarm call than others birds of prey common to our area. They are BIG birds when you see them up close.
Noblesville IN last couple year in the Fall. Two Eagles! Had and Eaglet were teaching it to Fish. Eaglet Gone Mom and Dad back. 10-28 through 12- ?
My husband and I were driving to Michigan on Friday, November 29th when we seen a mature bald eagle in a tree top just outside of Libery, IN. We had no idea bald eagles were in our area so it was Awesome to see him.
I saw an immature bald eagle sitting next to the 3 acre pond in my back yard on Tuesday, November 26. On Wednesday November 27 I saw a mature bald eagle sitting on the partially frozen pond. Both were morning sightings, and both did not stay long. I live in Dyer, Indiana.
I saw a Bald Eagle 11/27/2013 around 4:30 pm near Thompson Crossing Elementary on Thompson Road in Marion Co. Indianapolis Indiana.
I saw a bald eagle today Nov 24, 2013 at approx. 3:40 flying above the Kroger parking lot at 161st and Springmill Road in Westfield IN. Flying North towards Countryside housing addition. Beautiful and big!
My husband and I saw a mature bald eagle in a harvested cornfield north of Tingler Road in Wayne County, Indiana - 11/20/13
I saw a mature adult in a sycamore tree in Wayne County, Indiana on Salisbury Road between Hunt and Abington Roads. It sat there for several minutes before flying off to the east.
I saw bald eagle flying over Frankie park in Ft Wayne while feeding the ducks Nov 17' 2013
11/16/2013 - My husband and I saw a bald eagle flying and land in a tree on 186th Street in Westfield Indiana - BEAUTIFUL!
I saw a bald Eagle on the SW side of Fort Wayne, IN on 11/14/2013.
I was unaware that they were being spotted in the area until I looked online.
I saw a bald eagle flying over the Meijer on East 96th Street in Fishers, IN, heading east toward Geist. It was a mature eagle with its white head and tail glistening in the sun.
Laurie Casey, McCordsville, IN
I saw a bald eagle on the side of 446 in Munroe County on Saturday morning, it was eating a raccoon that was struck by a car. First time I have seen one in Indiana. Pretty cool.
10/19/13. Indiana. Just saw bald eagle in northern Wayne County, just south of Williamsburg. Saw one last year in southern Wayne County near Abington along Whitewater river. Both were an unexpected and magnificent sight!
We saw a mature bald eagle on October 6th and then again on October 7th. We couldn't tell if it was the Both sightings occurred around noon on the west side of Carmel, Indiana. We live in a subdivision with several retention ponds that attract herons, hawks and owls. During the first sighting, the eagle made two dives towards the pond, but pulled away at the last second both times. Very cool!
9/18/13 @ 1:00 p.m. downtown Fort Wayne at Hall's on the river. We were setting in a lounge chair
in the parking lot waiting for a table and overhead was a beautiful large Bald Eagle soring over the Three Rivers
area. He made 2 circles and then moved on North. I have seen Eagles in Alaska, Canada and Florida but never before
My husband and i saw a bald eagle fly 2 feet above the roofline of our house on September 15, 2013. He was making an alarm call (high pitched and scratchy) And was flying toward the White river. We live right across from the White River in Noblesville, in off of Riverwood Avenue and also see a pair of ospreys as well in the same location. Very majestic!
Indiana: I saw a bald eagle flying south/southwest along Sugar Creek just north of the Shades State Park boundary. I was on the east bank of the river (Sugar Creek) at Deer's Mill camp grounds and watched the eagle fly by and land in a tree. It was very cool, luckily my friends saw it when I pointed it out, I'm not sure they would have believed it!
(9/4/13) A bald eagle flew over our house last night & perched in a tree about 1/8 of a mile down the road from us, for about 15 minutes. The bird flew very low & we got quite an eyeful! We live in the southwestern corner of Boone County, just off the Hendricks County line.
I just saw a bald eagle in a field off route 46 near Greensburg Indiana. Amazing!!!
Driving on SR 56 West of Scottsburg. Saw eagle soaring above Elk Creek lake...beautiful and was excited my boys got to see this rare beauty.
February 19th 2013, I saw a lone bald eagle flying in Indianapolis above Fall Creek near its junction with the White River. A news search reveals that this is becoming a frequent observance, as last month someone took very nice pics and uploaded them to a local news site. The pics were taken between the IUPUI campus and the Indianapolis zoo.
Travis J. Jerde
I was in the Oak Ridge subdivision in Zionsville, Indiana on Tuesday, February 19th when my daughter and I saw a bald eagle flying over two ponds we have in our subdivision. It landed high in a tree and watched over the pond until we left. We got some great pictures with a zoom lens!
2/10/2013 We were at a charity breakfast at the Kof C (71st & Keystone) Indianapolis, in Just behind the building two Bald Eagles were spotted fishing the lakes located there. They were in the area for about 20 minutes before flying off N.E.Towards the White River
We live on the Wabash near Fort Ouiatenon and have been able to view eagles fishing from our living room windows for about three weeks now.
My husband and I saw a young bald eagle today in Dekalb County, IN just outside of Auburn. It was eating from a deer carcass along the side of the road.
While walking my dog on the bike trail in Greenfield, IN yesterday (1-26) I heard geese honking and looking up I saw a large hawk-like bird but noticed that it had a white head and a fanned white tail. It was flying overhead and the geese (2) were following it. I couldn't think of any other hawk-like bird that had a white tail and head except for a bald eagle. I was standing on a bridge that spans the Brandywine Creek when I saw it, with my mouth hanging open. After coming home and looking at my bird books, I've come to the conclusion that it must have been an eagle. I was just stunned to say the least, and wondered if anyone else saw it that day.
I saw a bald eagle on the Southside of Indianapolis. It was flying over the White River right of Harding Street just north of I465.
In Versailles State park, Versailles Indiana.
Saturday January 20th 2013. Sighted a Bald Eagle soaring over the lake.
Took a few photos, but didn't have a zoom lens at the time. A
Saw a bald eagle sitting high in a tree in Switzerland county in Indiana. This was along the Ohio River on St route 156 near Branch Rd.
Borden, IN at the Clark County Landfill
January 2013- we live in northeast Indiana with over one hundred lakes in our county of 37,000. It is common to see a single bald eagle soaring the sky in search of fish after the lakes begin to form ice. In particular we live on a chain of lakes with one isolated spot that does not freeze in winter because of currents caused by elevation differentials in the lakes. As the last water to remain open in zero degree temperatures, the eagles are attracted to this area. We have not seen the m take fish though we have seen a Canadian goose become prey in the absence of a fish. They are enchanting birds when observed in flight.
Denny Springer, Jimmerson Lake
Saw a bald eagle flying over at salamonie reservoir in Indiana. This was around section 29.
I saw a bald eagle flying around Pheasant Hills pond (right behind Kahler Middle School) in Dyer, IN (Lake County) in the northwest part of the state. Was able to snap the attached photo. It was the first time I'd ever seen one in this part of the state. The only other time I had seen one was in South Carolina. Truly impressive.
Due to an error, much of the IN directory has been lost. December 11, 2012