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Iowa

Saw one flying over the LaQuinta Inn at the intersection of I35/80 and University ave. in Clive, IA on 11-26-13 at approximate 8:30 a.m.
Abby Hayes
Today while driving on Tipton hwy. perched high in a tree. A beautiful sight.
D K Hartley
This afternoon saw my first bald eagle of the fall, an adult male, perched on a high utility pole next to the nishnabotna river near Hastings, Iowa.
Pete Franks=
My husband (eagle eye) has noted 2 during the Holidays.
We actually saw 1 approx. 10 miles east of Eagle, Nebraska. Really.
The other we saw flying north across Elrod Road (and 230th). Located just north of Glenwood, Iowa
Stay tuned for more sightings as Jack is tuned in...
Sandra Staack
On Wednesday November 28, 2012 I spotted a large bald eagle just outside of Osceola Iowa while driving North on I35. I am not sure if it was male or female but,,it had a wing span of approximately 6 feet. It had been feeding on a deer carcass along the highway and was viewed from a distance of about 40-50 yards. I was quite shocked to see such a large bird coming up off the side of the road. I have seen eagles before but, usually along the Mississippi or out in the Oregon/ Washington area.
What a magnificent bird!
Phil Freese
City Park, Iowa City, Johnson County
Saw 2 yesterday. I also saw another one, but think it was one of the pair.
Saw another today flying overhead.
Betsy McElroy
2011
Single bald eagle seen in tree near Diamond Lake Park in Poweshiek County in Iowa. Bald eagles have been seen in the area for the last couple years at least.
The Dotsons
I saw a bald eagle this morning on my drive from Ames to Nevada for school. It flew directly over my car; it was a really neat sighting!
Taylor Watson
We have spotted 3 bald eagles at our farm in Breda Iowa(51436). They have been appearing every day for the last month.
Marilyn Mohr
2010
12/27/10 West Ames, Iowa. We saw a bald eagle soaring in a clear blue sky with frosty trees. It was a beautiful sight.
Carol Boeke
Today (12/16/10) sighted 4 to 6 Bald Eagles on the Des Moines River in Ottumwa, IA resting on an capsized boat stuck in the river just downstream from the dam. I am going to college here in Ottumwa and noticed them last year about the same time, when a small ice island forms around the boat. Last year they seemed to stick around until mid to late January.
Jared Mills
Yesterday (Dec. 6 2010) saw about 2 dozen bald eagles in the trees along South Concord Street in Davenport.
Jim Uskavitch
Yesterday sighted 5 Bald Eagles on the Iowa River near Hills and Iowa City, Iowa.
William Kimbell
Today I saw my first up close Bald Eagle! This is 02/13/10, by the rest area on I-29 near Glenwood, Ia. He was sitting on a road sign just off the edge. He, or, she was beautifull!!
Donna B Malvern Ia
1-30-10
My husband and I went in search of Bald Eagles today.....we drove down around Monticello, Iowa and during the course of the day (a total of about 5 hours) we saw a total of about 90 Bald Eagles. At one point we saw a group of about 45 of them and again later saw another group of about 30. The trees they were sitting in were about half a mile from the road so my photo's are not as clear as I'd have liked......but did get some ok ones. Later on our drive east of Independance on Highway 20, we saw another group of about 6. Those were sitting in trees right off of Highway 20. Maybe about 40 yards away from us. It was wonderful to see so many of the beautiful birds.
Barb Guenther
1-30-10, Greene County, Iowa
We saw seven bald eagles today, one checking out an old nest site with a partner near by in a tree, three, including an young one in a tree, and two more in the air. This was 195th St at Eaton Ave, north of Scranton, IA, along the Raccoon River.
Joyce Clark
I have seen 18 or more eagles in a field for the last several days. The location is south of Oxford, Iowa on Black Hawk Avenue. There's a small stream that runs through this field. And I know that the farmer spread manure on this field last week. I'm not sure what the attraction is. But it's breath taking to see so many.
Jessica Bryant
Eagles have been scarce along the Cedar River in South West Cedar Rapids. I have photos of two - one in a tree by the river - the other along Otis road a good 2 miles from the river.
duane Cooley
1/24/10 Where have all the eagles gone? We haven't seen nearly as many this year as last. We watch them in the SE corner of Iowa. Last year when the ice was breaking up we stood at Riverview Park in Fort Madison, IA and counted to 50 or more. Mostly sitting on the edge of open pools of water in the river. Along The Mississippi River Road from Montrose to Keokuk we could count that many again. In Victory Park in Keokuk, IA, we could see over 100, also sitting on the edge of the ice.

Today, we saw none in Fort Madison, 2 in the Montrose and fewer than a dozen along river road. From Victory Park we only spotted 2. The count was higher last month but not much.

The weather is above freezing today. The Mississippi river is open water below Lock #19 and the ice is broken up above the dam at Montrose and Fort Madison. The water is up some.

The yearly eagle count is January 30. Maybe then we will know whether they have just gone to a different area.

There doesn't seem to be any shortage of geese or sea gulls.
Val Root
I saw 5-6 Bald Eagles on 1/11/2010 and 1/14/2010. The sighting was in Iowa City, IA on the Iowa river between the Burlington St. bridge and the Iowa Avenue bridge.
Joey Michael
January 10, 2010, in southeast Iowa City, Iowa, we saw one American Bald Eagle soaring through the small wetlands behind our house then eating it's prey in our neighbor's tree. We are used to small birds, geese, ducks and the occasional hawk, but, this is the first eagle we've seen.
Laurie Steidler-Dennison
2009
12/13/09 We saw 9 eagles roosting in one tree today in Victory Park, Keokuk, IA. There are enough eagles around the area now that any visitor would surely get to see one. If you were lucky you might be welcomed into town by one swooping down toward your car when you are on the highway. Especially if you come in across the Illinois-Mississippi bridge. Or you might see some eagles flapping or soaring around.
Some roost in the bare trees. Look for a big bird sized blob in the trees, especially those along the bank in Victory Park. If it isn't a loose leafy squirrel nest or a stray Wal-Mart bag, then it is probably is an eagle.
After the river begins to freeze, eagles can be seen sitting on the edge of the ice beside open water. We saw some there today. They like to ice fish. If they are sitting near the opposite bank, they may just appear as a black dot. I have seen the most eagles when the ice is breaking up for spring.
There are other big birds here too. Lots of sea gulls, geese, ducks and some white pelicans and a few herons. There's always something going on at the river below Lock & Dam 19.
Val Root
Fort Madison, IA
Spotted 2 bald eagles yesterday, 12-12-09, near the Nishnabotna River, Hastings Iowa, 51540 - Mills County in Southwest Iowa.
This was the first I have seen here since last winter.
Pete Franks
MANY (50+) eagles in the Burlington area flying south along the Mississippi river last Thursday 12/10.
Cheryl Lutz
Sunday Dec. 6th. We were cutting wood in the timber in Harrison County (194th and Laredo). We had a mature Bald Eagle about a 100 yards from us all day long. He feed on the remains of a deer. He would feed for awhile then roost in the tree for awhile then come back and feed again. He was a very mature eagle very large in size. He was beautiful to watch soar on the wind currents than come in a land so graceful. He strutted around the deer and watch us for a very long time. We saw him the Thursday before also flying we never saw him land.
Sandy Royer
I and my husband were driving along the Des Moines River in Keosaqua,Iowa 12/5/09 and saw two eagles flying near the rapids on the river! Evidently they are slowly coming back to our area now that colder temps have arrived too!
Sheila & Robert Rehling of Eldon,Iowa
Last weekend at Geode State Park just west of Burlington I saw a mature and a immature bald eagle fly over the lake together.
Cheryl Lutz
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