We saw a bald eagle at Cook Park in Tigard Oregon yesterday. It must have been hungry because it landed in a field and attacked, killed and ate a goose.
Saw a pair of Bald Eagles over Barrows Park today, Beverton Oregon, Just past Big Als bowling center. A special treat on my walk today
Spotted 1 bald eagle purched on the way out of Lebanon, Oregon today. We also think we saw him the day before flying over the Lebanon/Corvallis exit. We have seen one in that area about a month ago sitting on the Brownsville exit sign. Assuming it is the same one, but today we saw 5 more after that on I-5 in between Lebanon, Albany & Millersberg. There are tons of baby sheep right now. That is what we are assuming is bringing the eagles to the area.
We have a bald eagle in our backyard. We live on the Willamette river near Champoeg Park in Newberg Oregon.
Several years ago a young girl in my neighborhood told me she saw an eagle in the trees behind my house. I thought she was making up the story but my daughter and I recently spotted two very large birds in the trees behind our home in west Salem, Oregon. I finally got a good look at them and they are definitely bald eagles. They are beautiful!
i saw a bald eagle today while mountain biking at emmigrant lake in ashland oregon. Not sure if it was male or female but it looked possibly young and was flying close by over the water. Pretty cool to see.
December 19, 2010
Watching a bald eagle this morning on the Willamette just north of the Fremont Bridge in Portland. Several smaller birds seemed to be trying to chase it, but the eagle just did a complete spiral rotation, mid-air, and attacked the smaller birds. Now it's just hanging out in the bare trees at the rail yards across the river.
Saw a bald eagle in Beaverton Oregon around Nimbus and Hall very near Washington Square Mall…Could hardly believe my eyes, I think it's going to be a good day!
We live in Brooks, Oregon, south of Woodburn. There have been two flying around our farm and fields for over a week now. Very awesome to watch!
Just this morning on my early morning walk in the Greenway park area, I had the pleasure of see a bald eagle up close...so surprised to see this in town.
Fall River, Bend, OR
Was walking along river bank when a huge Bald Eagle took off from a perch and flew out over the river. It was an amazing sight as there was still snow on the ground and in the tree's.
July 10th 2010
Our daughter spotted a Bald Eagle flying high above our house.
Oct. 5th 2010
Spotted two Bald Eagles while picking pumpkins at Lake View Farms in North Plains, OR. The owners of the farm said the couple have been feeding off the fish in the lake.
October 8th 2010
Bald eagle spotted in tree over looking the swampy area off of Barnes Rd. just west of Cedar Hills Blvd.
I've lived in Portland for 39 years and don't ever remember seeing Bald Eagles until 1-2 years ago. I first noticed one on my way back from Eugene, OR about a year ago and since then have started to see them in the Beaverton, OR area where I live. I tried Googling to see why the sudden increase but did not find much information. I'm guessing the population is growing in Canada and have started moving south.
It's been such a neat thing to witness and a great thing to teach my children.
Along I-5 near mile post 207. I've seen a bald eagle in the perched in a tree along the freeway, then yesterday (February 5, 2010) I saw a bald eagle sitting in a sheep field along the east side of I-5. Both sightings were in the evening about 5:00 pm. Others have seen eagles in the same location.
January 29th and 30th - Willamette Valley
In two days of searching we sighted and photographed around 25 Bald Eagles North of Eugene and South of Corvallis in the farming areas between 99W and 99E. It was very easy to take any road off these two main highways and spot Bald Eagles. Many were near the roads in dead or dormant trees.
Wow, what a beautiful day to see Bald Eagles. Jan. 28, 2010: Three adult Bald Eagles in a tree, just west of the Harrisburg/Willamette River Bridge. 1:00pm
Finley Wildlife Refuge: Jan. 28, 2010 2:30 pm. Two adult Bald Eagles, One juvenile perched in a tree, just overlooking the lake full of geese.
12-18-09 I watched a Bald Eagle catch a fish out of Little River at the Wolf Creek Falls Trail in Glide Oregon. It flew back in forth 3 times before catching the fish and flying up into some tall trees.
4 bald eagles sighted at close range in a large tree at Columbia Ecovillage in NE Portland (NE 46th and Killingsworth St). One flew out of the tree dodging angry crows, then a few minutes later 3 others followed.
My daughter and I saw a single bald eagle flying low to the ground, near Talent, Oregon, on I5 at about 11:10 am on 02/21/09.
Two Bald Eagles sighted a few miles south of Albany, Oregon. Sighted several times in February, 2009.
About 20 Bald eagles sighted near Klamath Lake, about 5 miles north of Klamath Falls, Oregon. 12:00 noon, 2-16-2009. They were in a wetlands area by Shady Pine Road and HWY 97.
For the past 2-3 weeks there have been 3 eagles that sit in the sheep fields. The first time I saw one of the eagles I had to take a double take--A big eagle was just sitting about 200 feet from all the sheep and babies waiting for its dinner. What a beautiful sight, then further down the road there were two at the top of trees. Couldn't believe what I had seen then just today saw the two littler ones in the sheep fields again. We are west of 1-5 and East of Willamette river!!
I was playing fetch with my dog on Tuesday, March 6th at 11:00 AM at the dog park by PIR in North Portland, when I saw a Bald Eagle take of from a branch and then proceed to circle the field for a good 15 minutes. What a way to kick off spring!
On Feb. 21st 2007 8:00am. I steped out my front door to finish my coffee and have a smoke. The Bald Eagle
must have been in a tree to my right, it flew by me starting at 1 o'clock and into a wooded area to my left at about
7 o'clock. The Eagle was 20 feet from me and 10 feet over the front yard. In the last couple of weeks i have heard
some strange bird sounds in the morning and late afternoon, now i know what it was.
Nearly every winter at least one bald eagle spends some time at the Basket Slough National Wildlife Refuge southwest of Salem, Oregon off Route 22. A beautiful mature bald eagle was seen resting in the cottonwoods on 2/10/2007.
On 2/8/07 I was driving on I-5 and saw three bald eagles, one at about mile marker 201 and two at 202. The eagle at 201 was in a tree to the east of the road; the pair were on the ground in a field to the east, eating a sheep carcass. On 2/9/07 I saw a pair circling high above the Willamette River in Eugene.
My wife and I were driving north on I-5 from Eugene to Portland on Friday
1/19/2007. We saw a single bald eagle in a field full of sheep on the
west side of the freeway, about 15 miles north of Coburg. He was hanging
out in the grass, sheep grazing carelessly nearby. I must have done a
triple-take...first time I've ever seen one in the wild.
I saw a beautiful bald eagle while elk hunting on November 21, 2006. It was watching over Sunshine Creek, a tributary of the Siletz River, near the old Valsetz town site. I was awed by its beauty...
On Friday January 6th my husband and I were sitting in our new living
room looking out our windows while eating lunch. We just moved to this
home in Sandy Oregon a couple months ago. We have river frontage
property on a bank high above the Sandy River in Oregon (30 miles
southeast of Portland). To our complete astonishment we saw an American
Bald Eagle flying at the same height as our home, centered above the
river. We were able to watch it as it flew on upriver through the river
valley. What an amazing sight! I had no idea they were in this area and
am still dumbfounded when I realize that it flew right past our home.
Amazing! I feel very privileged. Courtesy of Pangaea and Miles
There are bald eagles by the Willamette River just south of downtown Portland, Oregon. I've heard stories about people seeing them fly by from office windows in downtown. The other day I was driving north along McLoughlin Blvd. just before entering the downtown area and a mature bald eagle flew south following the road's route. It passed directly over my car. What a wonderful way to begin my day! Courtesy of Gloria KochLast week, I observed a Bald Eagle circling downtown Portland, Oregon at an altitude of about 750 -1000 ft. I saw him clearly from my office on the 21st floor. Courtesy of Steve Archer
I'm a truck driver, and was sitting near a light standard at a Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon when a stick landed on the hood of my truck. I didn't think much of it until a few minutes later another stick landed on the ground near my truck.
When I got out to see if I could determine what was going on, imagine my surprise when I spotted a fledgling in a nest on top of the light standard. As I watched, this bird began flying four to five feet straight up from the nest, and when he landed, down came another stick.
I was tempted to move to a different location, but so enjoyed the thought that I'd been involved in the beginnings of this birds freedom to fly that I reconsidered, and spent the next few hours just enjoying the thought of this bird spreading his wings directly above me.
What a treat. Courtesy of Craig Mathiasen
I live in Vernonia, Oregon
and recently spotted a large bald eagle "fishing" in the creek near my
place. I spotted several perches by looking for eagle scat, finding some
evidence of carrion feeding. There was a female deer carcass nearby. It let
me approach to about 75 feet and then flew off. I know that eagle have
nested in this watershed in the past, and am delighted to see that they may
be returning. There are plenty of fish and
small mammals, plus tons of deer with the resultant natural mortality.
Courtesy of Bill Langmaid
between 300-500 Bald eagles in the Bear Valley Refuge located in Oregon just
southwest of Klamath Falls. Along the border there are 9 National Wildlife
Refuges in a very small area. I have gone up there every year for the past
four years and except for this month when I went up I have always seen over
100 Bald Eagles. Last year I saw 137, this year we missed the "fly out" one
morning so we only saw 85. It is wonderful, one fly out we watched as 1 eagle
came into view, circled and a second joined the first and they flew out real
low, we could hear their wings and their screech like chatter. This last year
I saw 85 bald eagles but actually the first was seen on the way up there, at
Cache Creek in Colusa/Lake Counties. The last one I saw South of Red Bluff.
I live in Santa Rosa, CA. We have a nesting pair in Annadel State Park. Also
this winter I have spotted a lone Bald eagle in the Laguna de Santa Rosa.
What a joy that they are coming back!
Oh yes, the best time of year to see the Bear Valley eagles is between
November & early March.
Courtesy of Lorene Auvinen
Additional information about the Bear
Valley Nat'l Wildlife Refuge in southern Oregon.
This is a designated
wildlife refuge ONLY for the bald eagles visiting the Klamath Basin. This
refuge is a mountain with many trees on the eastern slope that protect the
bald eagles at night from westerly winds. It's a nighttime perch for the bald
eagles that migrate to Lower Klamath Lake on the Calif.-Oregon border. No
one is allowed on this refuge during bald eagle season (Nov. to March-April)
in order not to disturb the eagles. This refuge was created because there are
no trees around Lower Klamath Lake where the eagles can perch during their
daytime feeding. The eagles stay on top of the frozen lake all day, looking
like cattle. It's about 5 miles or more northwest of the lake. Like this
gentleman, I, too, have counted bald eagles in the hundreds (212 bald eagles
one time) flying overhead toward Lower Klamath Lake in the early morning.
That's the only place these eagles are going. Another point of interest
surrounding Lower Klamath NWR is that some bald eagles go to the surrounding
fields and wait for local farmers to flood them for irrigation purposes, in
order to go after all the field mice that surface during the flooding. It's
always a treat watching 40-50 bald eagles in a field catching mice like
housecats! The photograph of bald eagles hunting for mice, on page 48 of
Candace Savage's "Eagles of North America", was taken right there at the the
Klamath Basin, just north of Lower Klamath Lake, at the north end of the
refuge. Courtesy of
Jose Isla, Fremont, Calif.
I was taking a breather this Memorial Day and found your site.
I spotted a bald eagle Saturday and was inspired to find out more.
Living in Oregon has given my husband and me a chance to see these
eagles each summer. We're located at about 1000 feet overlooking
Sauvie Island.......which is between the Columbia and Willamette Rivers
West of Portland, Oregon. Courtesy of Carol Metzger Wilkerson
Bald Eagle Conference - Klamath Falls, Oregon
Courtesy of Rick Hardy, Fish and Wildlife Biologist,
USFWS, Klamath Falls FWO
6610 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603
I have seen Bald Eagles in Harrisburg Oregon fishing on the Willamette River. They can be seen from the city on the banks of the river from time to time. This has not been for very long, they have moved into the area in the last few years. Courtesy of Gordon W. Johnson
I spotted 2 bald eagle mates on Government Island, in between Oregon and Washington on the Columbia River. The pair was sitting by the I-205 bridge. I have seen the mates about 2 or 3 different times. Courtesy of Jessica Beutler