Wabasha, Minnesota offers a unique opportunity to see both of North America’s eagle species in the wild. You can learn more about eagles in the Upper Mississippi River Valley and get great views of bald and golden eagles in the wild on a guided tour with our expert naturalists.

Eagle Viewing Field Trips

The National Eagle Center offers guided field trips to view bald and golden eagles in the wild. Field trips begin at 1pm with a brief classroom program, followed by a tour via coach bus to prime bald or golden eagle viewing locations. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras if desired. Little walking is required – simply step off the bus for a great view! Field trips return to the National Eagle Center for light refreshments and a chance to share photos and stories from the day and conclude by 5pm. Cost is $25 for NEC members, $35 for non-members. To register online, click below.

Bald Eagle Field Trips

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Golden Eagle Field Trips

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The National Eagle Center (NEC) reserves the right to cancel a field trip due to weather conditions or lack of registration. In case of cancellation by the NEC, a full refund will be offered to registrants. Any changes or cancellations will be communicated via email.

Wintering Bald Eagle Count

In winter hundreds of bald eagle congregate in the Upper Mississippi River Valley. During the winter months we post a weekly count at several locations where we often see congregations of wintering bald eagles.

Wabasha – Adults 3+ Juv. 2=5
Reads Landing – Adults 27 + Juv. 9=36
Lake Pepin – Adults 1+ Juv. 0=1

Red Wing – Adults n/a + Juv. n/a=n/a
Alma – Adults 4 + Juv. 2=6
Buffalo City – Adults 3+ Juv. 0=3

Adult bald eagles are at least 4-5 years with white head and tail. Juveniles (Juv.) are less than 4 years of age and have not yet developed a white head and tail.

Wabasha – Adults 4 + Juv. 0 = 4
Reads Landing – Adults 14 + Juv. 7 = 21
Lake Pepin – Adults 0 + Juv. 0 = 0

Red Wing – Adults n/a + Juv. n/a=n/a
Alma – Adults 8 + Juv. 1 = 9
Buffalo City – Adults  + Juv.  = n/a

Adult bald eagles are at least 4-5 years with white head and tail. Juveniles (Juv.) are less than 4 years of age and have not yet developed a white head and tail.

Wabasha – Adults 7 + Juv. 0 = 7
Reads Landing – Adults 18 + Juv. 11 = 29
Lake Pepin – Adults 10 + Juv. 2 = 12

Red Wing – Adults n/a + Juv. n/a=n/a
Alma – Adults 4 + Juv. 2 = 6
Buffalo City – Adults 4 + Juv. 0 = 4

Adult bald eagles are at least 4-5 years with white head and tail. Juveniles (Juv.) are less than 4 years of age and have not yet developed a white head and tail.