Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge

I just sighted a bald eagle outside my window near downtown Ottawa, Ontario! Location is Rideau River just south of Riverain park at North River Rd and Donald St. (Coordinates 45.426218,-75.6667949). It was hunting over the Rideau river and over the park and drifted south slowly as it soared. A nice treat on this bright, very cold day!
Bert Michaud

Just want to report that, while driving on January 1st, 2018 at -25C !! near Fiztroy Harbour, Ontario (outskirt of Ottawa, Canada) and less than half a mile of the Ottawa river, we spotted this beautiful bald eagle by the road. I had my camera and felt privileged to have spotted this one. I managed the take several pictures and I did not care how cold it was ! The last time that I saw such beautiful eagle was 20 years ago on the BC West Coats. Although I had heard that such birds were seen in the Ottawa region, I have never thought seeing one today. A great way to start the new year !
Marc Lachance
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I was driving to Ottawa Ontario at 11:30am December 29 2017 (today) and saw a Bald Eagle off Stagecoach Road, above Osgoode Ontario.. It was hunting over a field.. This was a huge surprise.. and it was very cold today.. The closest body of water would have been the Rideau River, near Osgoode / Manotick Ontario.
I never expected Eagles to overwinter south of Ottawa Ontario and I have never seen one in this area before..but my husband now tells me he saw an eagle this summer on the River Road near Manotick....
We have Merlins, and Kestrels, Wild Turkeys, Vultures, Owls, Coopers, Marsh Hawks in our forest in the summer in South Mountain, and Coopers Hawks in the winter, My husband saw one kill a Morning Dove in the forest today.
Susan Hamilton

A friend and I observed a solitary bald eagle approximately 10km north of Ingleside, Ontario today (December 27, 2017) at around 130 p.m. Although reported sightings are not infrequent, it was the first time I have viewed a bald eagle in Ontario first hand. A special treat.
Bill Pulcine

I just saw a bald eagle at Georgian bay resort in Collingwood, Ontario, what a magnificent animal. This is the first-time I've ever seen one, I had just woken up and thought for a moment I was still asleep and dreaming.
Cory Corinthos

Jeff Brooks wrote the following: Spotted a bald eagle in a tree on our way back up the napanee river in ontario .sitting right over the water .nice to see,my first bald eagle other then ones i see in florida all the time.aug 13/2017

Carole vdo wrote the following: Just saw 2 bald eagles in Balm Beach Tiny Township Area Feb 15 2017

Stephen Pidhirny wrote the following: 2 bald eagles sighted flying over the Green River in Washago,On around noon on February 5/17

Pam Chiles wrote the following: Sited a Bald Eagle in Pierces Corner Ontario, Canada. February 4, 2017. 45.094246, -75.747153. Keeping the chickens and cats inside today!

Bryn MacDonald wrote the following: Just saw a bald eagle near Bait Island in ottawa, Ontario. Beautiful addition to my day!

Ruth Smith wrote the following: While driving at 2 pm Dec 29th 2016 I saw a bald eagle flying north over Riverside drive (between Wonderland and Beaverbrook)in London, Ontario Canada

Jennifer Hoy wrote the following: Just saw a bald eagle flying over my house just outside Ottawa, Canada in a farming community called Plantagenet. Huge and absolutely beautiful! December 26th 2016.

Brian Shean wrote the following: Saw a mature bald eagle Sat Dec 10th 2016 at approx 4 pm flying northeast over our cottage near Harlowe On in the Addington Highlands

Paul Simons wrote the following: Friday Nov 11 2016 10am. Single Eagle flying north along the Thames River at Hwy 402 and Hwy 2.

Marcel Henry wrote the following: Ottawa Ontario - On the 21st September 2016 my wife and I were driving north on Dunrobin rd about half a kilometer from March road and a bald eagle was eating roadkill on the side of the road. As we approached we gave three mighty flaps of his wings and he was gone. What a sight! His wingspan was at least 5 to 6 feet. It was Beautiful!

Malcolm Thompson wrote the following: could not believe my eyes on Friday 5 2016 while driving along Nugget Ave and Dovedale court Scarborough Ont, a bold eagle flew in front of my truck, did a wide circle and landed on the grass verge. What a great sight.

Matt Klassen wrote the following: Saw a female bald eagle on the Rideau River in Manotick Ontario. February 1 2016.

Tanya Middlebro' wrote the following: From the bus, on my way to work, Saw a bald eagle sitting in a free beside the frozen Ottawa River, Monday 25 January 2016, had no idea they were around here in the winter, but it couldn't be anything else.

Bill Hiltz wrote the following: My wife and I were in our car on our way home from work on Tuesday, Jan 19/16. While travelling on the Bloomingdale Rd. just outside of Bridgeport in Kitchener, we spotted 4 bald eagles in flight, flying in a fairly tight circle, about 200-250 meters across I would estimate. We have spotted single birds in flight and perched in trees over the past years, but this was our first multi-bird sighting.

Al James wrote the following: We spotted a Bald Eagle this morning (Sun Jan 10th 2016) in front of our house sitting on the ice ( McPhee bay, Lake Simcoe ) Orillia On. What a beautiful Bird! We have not seen one in this area before. Must be just passing through.

Marissa Pace wrote the following: We live on the Rideau River near Manotick, Ontario and saw a beautiful male bald eagle twice in flight on January 4, 2016. I was lucky enough to capture it on camera the second time.

Tim Horne wrote the following: Went for a walk on Nov. 22/ 2015 and saw two eagles on the ground eating their prey. What a wonderful thing to see. ( Scotland Ontario)

Dianne Hodgkins wrote the following: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Bedford Rd and Salmon Lake Rd
North of Sydenham ON
Just before noon today I witnessed a bald eagle circling high above Bedford Rd just before Salmon Rd, north of Sydenham, ON. It was alone. I was in a vehicle and only observed it in passing. Got a good look at it albeit a brief one.

Chris Grayson wrote the following: On round Schooner lake on Sept 2 saw one flying. Apparently one of four in the area. North Frontenac Ontario

On January 28, 2015 I amazed to spot a bald eagle flying parallel to Hwy 400 just south of Hwy 38. I had never seen a Bald Eagle in the Muskoka/Georgian Bay Area before. I hope this is a sign of their further establishment in Ontario.
Connie Day
Bala, Ontario Canada

On January 28 I saw a bald eagle flying very high over the park beside my house in Milton Ontario. Such a wonderful sight. It circled for about 10 mins before leaving and another bird that looked like a type of hawk flew close by.
Michelle Fleming

London, Ontario
I saw a bald eagle flying overhead the intersection of Trafalgar St. and Bonaventure Dr. around 3pm today, January 15th.
Michelle Anita

January 8, 2015
Guelph, Ontario
Spotted a mature bald eagle in flight over the Speed River near Wellington and the Hanlon (Hwy. 6 north).
Jennifer Cameron

February 18, 2014
11:30 AM
Homestead Road, Iona
Elgin County, ON
Beautiful bird. Took flight from a snow covered field and few over a treed area overlooking a ravine.
Michael Oxenham

Paris, Ontario, Canada
Fishing in the Nith River
February 18, 2014
Lisa Fredricksen

Feb. 8, 2014 Etobicoke, Ontario about 5:00 pm
Bald Eagle flew over house. Flying south to north. Really neat to see that white head and tail in this area.
Brian Mooney

January 24 2014, Washago Ontario, we just had a large bald eagle land right in front of us in a pine tree at our house. We had a really good look, couldn't believe we were seeing one. He seemed to have his eyes on a flock of white ducks floating down the river.
Very cool
Susan Morrison

Continue to see at least one eagle around my home north of Sydenham, Ontario. Spotted one this afternoon, Jan. 23, 2014. While walking toward Gould Lake Conservation area. Got about 150' away as I passed. It was quite large, adult female most likely. I have had several sightings since I posted in November. Year of the Eagle for me.
Allen Hume=

We were fortunate to view a large bald eagle perched in a tree along Prince of Wales Drive near Manotick in south Ottawa, Ontario about 7:30 am on the morning of Friday Dec. 27th.
Elizabeth Laporte

I was walking the dogs Thursday November 28, 2013 and as we arrived home I heard some squeaking in the sky behind me. I turned to see Three adult bald eagles circling as, if looking for food, while drifting eastward toward Sydenham Lake. Today, Monday December 2nd, I saw a juvenile eagle flying quite low across a field and landing in tree about 400 feet a way. There have been a couple of deer hit in that area lately and my dogs discovered bits of meat around so I'm pretty sure there is something lying around attracting wild attention. I live just North of Sydenham, Ontario, in the neighbourhood of Gould Lake Conservation Area. Always excited to see big birds!
Allen Hume

On November 26, 2013, Buckham's Bay on the Ottawa River about 20 km west of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada was a stopover for several hundred Canada Geese loafing in between migratory legs. From the kitchen window I noticed the geese on the near shore quickly swimming away and looking a little nervous. I few seconds later a bald eagle flew by parallel with the shore about 30 meters high. I don't recall seeing an eagle in Ontario before so it was a great sighting.
Karl Fiander

I just saw a single bald eagle flying south across our property in Jordan Station, Ontario today (February 21/13). I had never seen one before, so that was pretty special.
Wilma Smeenk

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