2016-2017 Wintering Bald Eagle Count
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.
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 19 + Juv. 1=20
Reads Landing – Adults 23 + Juv. 6=29
Lake Pepin – Adults 19 + Juv. 4=23
Red Wing – Adults 34 + Juv. 5=9
Dam #5 – Adults 34 + Juv. 5=39
Alma – Adults 4 + Juv. 2=6
Buffalo City – Adults 4 + Juv. 3=7
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.