2021-2022 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 – Ad. 7 + Juv. 1 = 8
Reads Landing – Ad. 37 + Juv. 10 = 47
Lake Pepin – Ad. 22 + Juv. 6 = 28
Red Wing – Ad. 17 + Juv. 3 = 20

Dam #5 – Ad. 131 + Juv. 71 = 202
Alma, WI – Ad. 80 + Juv. 64 = 144
Buffalo City, WI – Ad. 38 + Juv. 14 = 52
Maiden Rock, WI – Ad. 1 + Juv. 0 = 1
Total – 502 

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 – Ad. 37 + Juv. 14 = 51
Reads Landing – Ad. 77 + Juv. 21 = 98
Lake Pepin – N/A
Red Wing – Ad. 31 + Juv. 9 = 40

Dam #5 – Ad. 125 + Juv. 48 = 173
Alma, WI – Ad. 74 + Juv. 33 = 107
Buffalo City, WI – Ad. 32 + Juv. 6 = 38
Maiden Rock, WI – Ad. 0 + Juv. 2 = 2
Total – 509 

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 – Ad. 7 + Juv. 2 = 9
Reads Landing – Ad. 61 + Juv. 17 = 78
Lake Pepin – Ad. 26 + Juv. 9 = 37
Red Wing – Ad. 17 + Juv. 7 = 24

Dam #5 – Ad. 112 + Juv. 83 = 195
Alma, WI – Ad. 95 + Juv. 24 = 119
Buffalo City, WI – Ad. 49 + Juv. 57 = 106
Maiden Rock, WI – Ad. 1 + Juv. 0 = 1
Total – 569 

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.

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