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Where to View Bald Eagles
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eagle    When viewing eagles, please stay in your vehicle, unless you're visiting a manned eagle observation deck; your vehicle acts as an excellent blind. People walking around or toward a perched eagle will chase it off its roost; an eagle requires a lot of energy to survive in the cold winter temperatures.

   Bald eagles can be found in every state except Hawaii. In the lower 48 states, they are more prevalent in Florida, Wisconsin, Washington, Minnesota, Oregon, and Michigan; the largest concentration in North America is in Alaska and British Columbia.

   For people seeking to see bald eagles in large numbers, the greatest concentration occurs in mid-October through December on the Chilkat River near Haines, Alaska. The salmon run attracts three to four thousand bald eagles, which gather along a four mile stretch of the river located in the 48,000 acre Alaska Chilkat Eagle Preserve. There's a concentration of 200,000 to 500,000 chum salmon on the Chilkat late in the year. Even when the salmon aren't running, the Haines area is a good place to see eagles.
American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, AK
   Alaska is a long way to go for someone who would just like to see bald eagles; an alternative is the Northern Mississippi valley during January and February. As many as five thousand bald eagles winter on the river between Cairo, Illinois and St. Paul, Minnesota.
   Several communities host bald eagle festivals. During the month of January, one can attend the Quad Cities Bald Eagle Days, Clinton Bald Eagle Watch, Dubuque Bald Eagle Watch in Iowa, Keokuk Bald Eagle Days in Iowa, Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch in Iowa, LeClaire Bald Eagle Watch, and the Quincy Bald Eagle Watch. In February, the Hampton Bald Eagle Watch in IL.
   Eagle Watching on the Mississippi River 2014 Bald Eagle Watch Events. Bald eagles winter along the Mississippi near the lock and dams. Bald Eagle Watches occur throughout January and February, but eagles can be seen from mid December through early March.

   For those who go south in the winter, Emory, Texas hosts January Eagle Fest with a juried art exhibit and barge tours of lakes where eagles gather.

   In Canada, from mid November through mid February thousands of bald eagles gather along the Squamish, Mamquam and Cheakamus rivers near Brackendale and Squamish, British Columbia to feast on spawning salmon. Brackendale and Squamish are located about 45 minutes north of Vancouver on Hwy 99.

Bald Eagle Viewing Directory

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The bald eagle viewing directory is closed.

Due to nesting season, the bald eagle viewing directory is closed annually from March through August.

Bald eagle disturbance sensitivity chart during the nesting cycle.

Bald eagle nesting seasons.

Report a bald eagle with a wing tag here: https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/

Mississippi River lock and dam eagle counts.
Nesting pair of eagles
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Newfoundland - Just this morning (March 17 2004) On frozen Quidi Vidi Lake here on the east coast of Canada, capital city of Newfoundland, St. John's. There was at least one pair and perhaps as many as five, which I had seen 5 days ago. On that day I thought they were Goldens, but this morning I got closer and I am 100% sure they were Balds. I was in such awe.
The lake is littered with gull carcasses, they are clearly killing and eating the gulls, even though I have not seen them kill one.
Ron Kirby

Nova Scotia
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immature bald eagle
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