NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER TO LEAD FALL/WINTER FIELD TRIPS
AND HABITAT TOURS TO BALD EAGLE, GOLDEN EAGLE, AND
TUNDRA SWAN HOT SPOTS
Trips Make Spectacular Experiential Holiday Gifts
Wabasha, MN (October 27, 2021) Starting this fall and going through the winter months, the naturalists at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, will be leading field trips and personalized habitat tours for bird watchers interested in seeing eagles, golden eagles, tundra swans, and additional waterfowl up close. The National Eagle Center facility will remain closed until Spring 2022 in order to complete Phase I of the $27M expansion and renovation.
“Most people don’t realize that winter fall and winter are the best times to see eagles near the National Eagle Center,” said Scott Mehus, Director of Education at the Center. “In addition to eagles and golden eagles, we see a wide variety of birds including tundra swans, hawks, and more. Guests will learn about the birds’ natural habitat, their behavior, and how to correctly identify the various species including understanding the differences between golden eagles and bald eagles.”
Give a Holiday Gift of an Eagle & Waterfowl Experience
The field trips and personalized habitat tours make a great holiday gift for any bird lover in the family.
Personalized Habitat Tours are available for booking and can include up to ten people and two vehicles. The 2.5-hour experience is led by an expert guide to pre-scouted locations and focuses on either bald or golden eagle viewing and habitats. The Habitat Tours cost $425 for member households to $500 for non-member households.
Field Trips, which take place on Saturdays and one Friday from October to April are $40 for members and $50 for non-members.
Oct. 30th Bald Eagles and Migratory Birds
Nov. 13th Tundra Swan / Waterfowl
Nov. 27th Swan / Golden Eagles
Dec. 11th Golden Eagles
Dec. 31st Bald Eagles / Golden Eagles
Jan. 8th Bald Eagles / Golden Eagles
Jan. 29th Golden Eagles
Feb. 12th Golden Eagles
Feb. 26th Bald Eagles (SOLD OUT)
March 12th Bald Eagles
March 26th Bald Eagles
April 16th Bald Eagles
“From the fall tundra swan migration to the arrival of the golden eagles in winter, to the influx of bald eagles along the river, there is something new to see every weekend,” Mehus said. “It really is quite spectacular and even though the Center is closed for our expansion, the field trips and habitat tours are a wonderful way to experience nature and learn about these amazing eagles, swans and other waterfowl.”
For additional details about the upcoming season’s schedule and online registration, visit nationaleaglecenter.org/eagle-viewing.
About the National Eagle Center
The National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive nonprofit, located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. Founded in 1989 by a group of volunteers, the Center has grown to the 15,000 square foot facility which was opened in partnership with the City of Wabasha in 2007. Guests to the Center can explore two floors of interactive exhibits as well as meet non-releasable bald eagles up close and view the many eagles that call the Upper Mississippi River Valley home. For more information visit nationaleaglecenter.org.