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.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

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. Children are welcome on field trips, especially those who are keenly interested in birds and nature. However, our field trips may not be well suited for very young children. 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.

Field trips are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Not a member? No problem! You can become one today and save $10 on your field trip.

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.

For a full refund, cancellation must be made at least 5 days prior to the event. Refunds are not available to any registrant who does not attend on the day of the event.

If you have any problems or questions with the registration process, please contact us via email at [email protected] or by calling 651-565-4989 x108.

Bald Eagle Field Trips

Golden Eagle Field Trips

2016-2017 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 4 + Juv. 0=4
Reads Landing – Adults 10 + Juv. 0=10
Lake Pepin – Adults 8 + Juv. 0=8
Red Wing -Adults 6 + Juv. 0=6

Dam #5 – Adults 10 + Juv. 0=10
Alma – Adults 4 + Juv. 0=4
Buffalo City – Adults 4 + Juv. 2=6

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 8 + Juv. 3=11
Reads Landing – Adults 10 + Juv. 24=34
Lake Pepin – Adults 11 + Juv. 3=14
Red Wing – Adults 2 + Juv. 4=6

Dam #5 – Adults 4 + Juv. 5=9
Alma – Adults 4 + Juv. 3=7
Buffalo City – Adults 9 + Juv. 3=12

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 N/A + Juv. N/A=N/A
Reads Landing – Adults N/A + Juv. N/A=N/A
Lake Pepin – Adults N/A + Juv. N/A=N/A
Red Wing – Adults N/A + Juv. N/A=N/A

Dam #5 – Adults N/A + Juv. N/A=N/A
Alma – Adults N/A + Juv. N/A=N/A
Buffalo City – Adults N/A + Juv. N/A=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.