Why is Sky here?

Sky hatched in a nest located in a tall cottonwood tree near the confluence of the Chippewa and Mississippi Rivers just north of Wabasha, MN in the spring of 2013. Sky grew quickly and just a few months after hatching, Sky was full grown, learned to fly (fledged), and left the nest.

As a juvenile bald eagle, Sky spent quite a bit of time around the Upper Mississippi River watershed, flying from fishing hotspot to hotspot. During that time, Sky noticed lots of activity in Wabasha. Sky became friends with the eagle ambassadors, visiting with them during their mornings outside in the weathering yard. Learning about the education work they do and all the wonderful people they get to meet, Sky wanted to become an eagle ambassador.

Now an adult with a white head and tail, Sky spends time at the National Eagle Center greeting visitors and helping with outreach events around Minnesota and Wisconsin. Sky’s favorite activities are making people smile and taking photos with eagle lovers. #skytheeagle #nationaleaglecenter #onlyinMN

Follow SKY on Twitter @SKYtheBaldEagle.

From educational programs to birthday parties and parades, Sky is a popular and endearing ambassador for National Eagle Center visitors and fans.

Look for Sky during your next visit to the National Eagle Center or request a personal appearance using the form below.

Sky Appearance Request

Basic Facts

  • Bald Eagle

  • Hatched in 2013

  • Wabasha, MN

  • Ambassador since 2018

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