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 12 + Juv. 1=13
Reads Landing – Adults 36 + Juv. 6=42
Lake Pepin – Adults 8 + Juv. 3=11
Red Wing – Adults 8 + Juv. 1=9

Dam #5 – Adults 15 + Juv. 4=19
Alma – Adults 15 + Juv. 6=21
Buffalo City – Adults 7 + Juv. 4=11

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. 1=9
Reads Landing – Adults 26 + Juv. 11=37
Lake Pepin – Adults 3 + Juv. 1=4
Red Wing – Adults 8 + Juv. 1=9

Dam #5 – Adults 3 + Juv. 0=3
Alma – Adults 3 + Juv. 4=7
Buffalo City – Adults 5 + Juv. 2=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.

Wabasha – Adults 6 + Juv. 0=6
Reads Landing – Adults 25 + Juv. 4=29
Lake Pepin – Adults 11 + Juv. 1=12
Red Wing – Adults 15 + Juv. 5=20

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