There was a time in America where seeing a bald eagle was a rare and special occasion. In fact, from 1968 to 1972, there was only one remaining pair of bald eagles on the Mississippi River between Wabasha, MN and Rock Island, IL, a distance of 261 miles! Older visitors to the National Eagle Center frequently tell us that they never saw a wild bald eagle growing up.
Today, the number of bald eagles continue to increase and seeing a bald eagle soar in the sky is a common occurrence that viewers of all ages enjoy.
After spending more than three decades as an endangered species, the bald eagle, our nation’s symbol, was removed from the list in 2007. Each year in June, we celebrate this remarkable recovery with special programs and activities.
Celebrate with us!