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Annual Eagle Festivals and Events

Some eagle events require prior reservations due to limited space, schedule of buses, etc. To check this, click on their respective web sites or contact them via the listed E-mail addresses or telephone numbers.

Sponsors are invited to submit new and updated information to the webmaster of the American Eagle Foundation by October 1 of each year.

This eagle festival listing was updated during October - December, 2013.

Participating institutions are listed below in alphabetical order by state.

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State / Province Alaska
Name of Event: Alaska Bald Eagle Festival
Location: Haines, Alaska; American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum
Sponsor: American Bald Eagle Foundation
Schedule: November 10th - 16th, 2014; see activities and schedule at
Description: Attend wildlife workshops, meet for tours, classes and live raptor presentations. Daily busses and/or vans will carry you safely to the Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve to witness the annual "Gathering of the Eagles." At this time of year, over 3,000 eagles can be found in the Preserve feeding on a late run of salmon. The Festival includes evening entertainment to round out your Festival experience. Other events and costs - as per web site below:
Web Site:
Telephone: 907-766-3094
State / Province Arkansas
Name of Event: Eagle Awareness Weekend
Location: Morrilton, AR; on Lake Roosevelt
Sponsor: Petit Jean State Park
Schedule: Sat. and Sun., 3rd weekend of Jan; e.g. Jan. 16 - Jan. 17, 2016
Description: A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to look for wintering eagles and other bords. Contact the park for a schedule as the event draws near. Admission free.
Web Site:
Telephone: 501-727-5441 Main Phone Number
Contact Person: B.T. Jones Park Interpreter - 501-727-6510
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State / Province Illinois
Name of Event: Bald Eagle Bus Tours
Location: Galena, IL
Sponsor: Eagle Nature Foundation
Schedule: Jan. 10 - 11, 2015 (2 day tour) Feb. 14 & 28, 2015. Four hour tours from 8-12.
Description: Bus tours to see Bald Eagles in the wild. Reservations and details can be found on our website.
Web Site:
Telephone: For tour reservations, call 815-594-2306 • Fax: 815-594-2305
State / Province Illinois
Name of Event: Eagle Watch
Location: Marion, IL; Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge; 8588 Route 148, Marion IL 62959
Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Schedule: The eagle tours take place the third and fourth weekends of January, begin at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and last 2.5 hours. The dates are Saturdays and Sundays, January 23-24, and 30-31, 2016.

Reservations open on December 7, 2015 and may be made by calling 618-998-5933 or 618-997-3344 x 1.

Each Eagle Watch tour begins at the refuge visitors center on Route 148 with a brief overview of the species and what visitors might expect to see on the tour. The tours use the refuge's vans and travel to places where bald eagles have been visited in the past.
Description: Take a guided tour to visit an active bald eagle nest, and other areas around the Refuge where  bald eagles can be found. Reservations required; see telephone above.
Web Site:
Telephone: 618-998-5933
State / Province Illinois
Name of Event: Quad Cities Bald Eagle Days
Location: QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois
Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Schedule: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 9-11, 2015
Description: • Hours: Friday 4:00-8:00, Saturday 10:00-8:00, Sunday 10:00-5:00
• Live Eagle & Birds of Prey Programs by The World Bird Sanctuary
• Special Attractions - Pella Wildlife Company and Niabi Zoo
Web Site:
Telephone: For more information, contact the Mississippi River Visitor Center at 309-794-5338, or the QCCA at 309-788-2543 Mississippi River Visitor Center - Eagle Watch / Clock Tower Tours.
State / Province Illinois
Name of Event: Quincy Bald Eagle Watch
January 24-25, 2015
Location: Outdoor Viewing at Quincy, IL; Lock and Dam #21
Indoor exhibits and events at Oakley Lindsey Civic Center
Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, January 24-25, 2015.
Indoor exhibits and events from 9:00 - 5:00 both Saturday and Sunday,
Outdoor viewing at Lock and Dam 21: 8:00 - 3:00 each day.
Description: Bald Eagle viewing at Lock and Dam #21, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.
Web Site:
Telephone: For more information, call Quincy Ranger Office: 217-228-0890 / Visitor Center: 309-794-5595
State / Province Illinois
Name of Event: Eagle Watch and Clock Tower Tour
Location: Mississippi River Visitor Center, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Schedule: January 3rd, 24th, 31st, and February 7th, 2015
Description: • Combination eagle watches and historical clock tower tours at the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center located on Rock Island Arsenal; use either Moline or Rock Island Gates.
• Saturdays at 9:30-11:00 and 2:00 - 3:30.
• Reservations required; group size is limited.
Web Site:
Telephone: For more information or to make reservations, call 309-794-5338
State / Province Illinois
Name of Event: Starved Rock Bald Eagle Trolley Tour
Location: Utica, IL; Starved Rock State Park
Sponsor: Starved Rock State Park, Illinois Audubon Society, Eagle Optics
Schedule: Eagle Watch Weekend: January 30-31, 2016 (no Scheduled Tours this weekend)

Tour Schedule:
Saturdays: The 1st trolley tour begins at 9:00 a.m., ending with lunch. The 2nd tour begins with lunch at 11:00 a.m.

Mondays & Wednesdays: Tour begins at 11:00 a.m. with lunch.

Sunday: Trolley tours begin with brunch at 11:00 a.m.

There will be no tours on Jan. 30th or 31st (Eagle Watch Weekend). Trolley Shuttles will run instead.
Description: Ride the trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. This also includes your selection from our Special Lunch Menu during the week and brunch on Sunday in the Main Dining Room.

Dress warmly, bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras.

Ticket prices: $25 for adults on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
$32 for adults on Sundays
Children (10 & under) are $5 less than adult prices.
Web Site:
Telephone: 1-815-220-7386
State / Province Illinois
Name of Event: Clinton Bald Eagle Watch
Location: Clinton Community College, Clinton., Iowa on Mississippi River
Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Schedule: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Description: •  Outdoor viewing: Lock & Dam 13, 8:30-2:30
•  Live Bird and Nature Programs: Clinton Community College, 9:00 - 2:00
•  Exhibits: Clinton Community College from 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.
•  Free bus service from college to the outdoor viewing area.
•  For more information, contact the Thomson Ranger office at 815-259-3628
•  Click Here for the Clinton Eagle Watch Event Poster
Web Site:
Telephone: Thomson Ranger Office: 815-259-3628
State / Province Indiana
Name of Event: Duke Energy Bald Eagle Viewing Days 
Location: Cayuga Station, Indiana
Sponsor: Duke Energy, Indiana DNR
Schedule: January 30, 2016 (anticipated date)
Description: Usually held the last Saturday in January - 2016.  There was no festival in 2015 at the Cayuga Generating Station due to construction at the facility.

Duke Energy works with various state and federal agencies throughout its service area to help protect threatened species by managing the company’s assets to encourage precious habitats and nesting.

Bald EagleDuke Energy helped the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reintroduce the bald eagle to the state. An active bald eagle nest is located at the Gibson Generating Station in Gibson County, Indiana and near the Wabash River Generating Station in Vigo County, Indiana. In addition, there are two active bald eagle nests near the Cayuga Generating Station in Vermillion County, Indiana. Duke Energy personnel work in collaboration with the DNR to monitor and evaluate endangered species found on or near its properties.
Web Site:
Telephone: 1-800-832-3143
State / Province Iowa
Name of Event: Dubuque Bald Eagle Watch
Location: Grand River Center - Port of Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa
Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Schedule: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Description: • Outdoor viewing at Lock & Dam #11 from 9am-4pm
• Live Eagle & Bird of Prey Programs by the World Bird Sanctuary at 9:30, 12:15, & 3:00
• Tom Pease will perform at 11:00 & 1:45
• Indoor Exhibits from 9:00-4:30 at the Grand River Center-Port of Dubuque
• Trolley rides from Grand River Center to the National Mississippi River Museum and the outdoor viewing area 10:00-3:00
Web Site: or
Telephone: For more information call the Dubuque Ranger office at 563-582-0881
State / Province Iowa
Name of Event: Keokuk Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
Location: River City Mall, Keokuk, Iowa
Sponsor: Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau, Lee County Conservation Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Schedule: Sat and Sun, January 16 - 17, 2016
Description: • Indoor programs and Environmental Fair at the River City Mall, Keokuk, Iowa from 9:00 - 4:00
• Live Eagle Programs Saturday 10:00 - 3:00 and Sunday 11:00 - 3:00
• Outdoor viewing along the River Front 8:30 - 4:30
• For more information, call the Keokuk Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-383-1219.
Web Site: or
Telephone: For more info, call Keokuk Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-383-1219
State / Province Iowa
Name of Event: Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch
Location: Riverview Center, Muscatine, Iowa (on Mississippi River)
Sponsor: US Army Corps of Engineers
Schedule: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Description: • Outdoor viewing from 9:00 to 3:00 at Pearl City Station, Lock & Dam 16
• Live Eagle programs Saturday 10:00 - 3:00 and Sunday 11:00 - 3:00
• Outdoor viewing along the River Front 8:30 - 4:30
• For more information call the Keokuk Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-383-1219
Web Site: or
Telephone: Muscatine Ranger Station: 563-263-7913 or Keokuk Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-383-1219
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State / Province Kentucky
Name of Event: Eagle Watch Weekend
Location: Lake Barkley State Resort Park
3500 State Park Road Cadiz KY 42211
Sponsor: KY State Parks; KY Dept of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Schedule: January 23-25, 2015
Description: Tours by boat and van are available. In addition, programs are planned that will offer the opportunity to see and learn about live Birds of Prey from expert speakers.
Web Site:
Telephone: 1-800-325-1708
State / Province Kentucky
Name of Event: Eagle Watch Weekend - Kenlake State Resort Park
Location: 542 Kenlake Road    Hardin, KY   42048; Kenlake State Resort Park
Sponsor: KY State Parks; KY Dept of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Schedule: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: February 6,7, & 8, 2015

In addition to the weekend listed above, we will offer a Lunch and Eagle Cruise on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. This will be a mid-day cruise to observe Bald Eagles along the KY Lakes shoreline aboard the CQ Princess with interpretive staff from the KY Dept. of Parks, offering spotting tips and eagle information. Lunch will also be served on the return cruise.
Description: Boat tours of the CQ Princess are available Saturday and Sunday; Iterpretive staff from Dentucky Dept. of Parks and Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will be on board to assist in spotting these magnificent birds and to answer any questions.
Web Site:!userfiles/parks-calendar/kentucky-dam/eagle%20watch%202015.pdf
Telephone: 1-800-325-0143 or 270-474-2211 (call for reservations or see reservation form.)
State / Province Kentucky
Name of Event: Gathering of Eagles
Location: Gilbertsville, KY; KY Dam Village State Resort Park
Sponsor: KY State Parks, KY Dept of Fish/Wildlife; Corps of Engineers
Schedule: Sat & Sun, Jan. 9-11, 2015
Description: Luxury Boat Tours
Board a luxury cruise ship while you view a diverse range of wildlife from the comfortof indoor cabins and outdoor decks. Interpretive staff from Kentucky Dept. of Parks and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will be available to assist in spotting these magnificent birds and to answer any questions:

$50 per person

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 - Departs at 8:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 - Departs at 8:00 a.m.

Ballard Wildlife Management Area Bus Tour
Tour of Ballard Wildlife Management Area, led by KY Fish and Wildlife Biologist and Site Manager Clovis. Transportation from the park to the site and snacks will be provided.

$40 per person / $17.50 for 12 and under

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 - Departs at 7:30 a.m.
Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 - Departs at 7:30 a.m.

Interpretive evening programs - Included in above price of admission:
Eagles in Kentucky
Friday, Jan 9, 2015
7:00 p.m.

LIVE Birds of Prey Program
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Web Site:
Telephone: 270-362-4276 (KY Dam State Pk) - call for registrations!userfiles/parks-calendar/kentucky-dam/eagle%20watch%202015.pdf
State / Province Kentucky
Name of Event: LBL Eagle Tours
Location and Description
For a complete program, visit

Eagle Viewing River Cruises

Yacht departs from Kenlake State Resort Park Marina
Sat. Jan. 17, 2015 - Brunch Cruise: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch Cruise: 1-4: p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 18 - Lunch Cruise: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 19 - Lunch Cruise: 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Everything Eagles Van Tours
Meet at Golden Pond Visitor Center
Sat., Jan. 10, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 1, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 7, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Family Friendly Eagle Van Tour
Sunday, Jan. 25, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunset Eagle Viewing Tours
Sunday, Jan 11, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 8, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Nature Watch Series
Tours leave from Badgett Theater in Grand Rivers, KY
Sat. Jan. 17 - Winter Birding Hotspots of LBL - 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sat. Jan 17 - Northern LBL Eagle Tour - 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service
Schedule: As above
Web Site
Director of Communications is Janice Wilson,
Telephone: 270-924-2020 for reservations or further details.
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State / Province Louisiana
Name of Event: 10th Annual Eagle Expo & More
Location: Morgan City, LA - Multiple locations and times. Check
Sponsor: Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau
Barataria Terrebonne  National Estuary Program (BTNEP)
America’s Wetland Foundation
Louisiana Office of Lt. Governor
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Audubon Society
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Conrad Shipyard
B&G Foods
Buquet Distributing
Johnny’s Propeller Shop
The LSU Museum of Natural Science
Schedule: February 26-28, 2015
Description: This 3-day event includes guided boat tours and many exciting seminars and a photography workshop.

The Atchafalaya Basin, the largest overflow swamp in the country, is home to an abundance of wildlife,  including rare and endangered species such as the American bald eagle.

Eagle Expo includes boat tours into various waterways (descriptions below) to view eagles' nests and presentations on the American bald eagle, wildlife, flora fauna, and the culture of the area by wildlife professionals and photographers, and much more.

Click on website link for Registration Form
Web Site:
Telephone: (800) 256-2931 or (985) 380-8224
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State / Province Maryland
Name of Event: Blackwater NWR Annual Eagle Festival
Location: Cambridge, Maryland
Sponsor: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Schedule: Saturday, March 14, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Description: Celebrating birds of prey with live raptor programs, guest speakers, activities for kids, puppet show, eagle prowls and refuge tours, wildlife and live bird exhibits, and food all day. No entrance fee.
Web Site:
Telephone: 410-228-2677
State / Province Minnesota
Name of Event: Soar With the Eagles Festival
Location: The National Eagle Center; 50 Pembroke Ave; Wabasha, Minnesota
Sponsor: National Eagle Center, Wabasha, MN

Following weekends in March, 2015:
March 7 - 8
March 14 - 15
March 21 - 22
March 28 - 29
Taste of Wabasha - April 11

Description: Each year as winter turns to spring, eagles migrate back to their nesting territories. Huge numbers of bald eagles use the Mississippi River as a flyway back north, stopping along the way to feast on fish as the ice recedes.

During the month of March, we celebrate this great eagle migration with our SOAR with the Eagles festival. SOAR with the Eagles takes place each weekend in March, with special events, guest presenters, artists and exhibitors, a raffle and more.

We hope you'll help us celebrate bald eagle migration and come to Wabasha to SOAR with the Eagles!
Web Site:
Telephone: 651-565-4989 or Toll Free: 877-332-4537
State / Province Missouri
Name of Event: Bald Eagle Watch Tours
Location: Branson, MO; Table Rock Lake
Sponsor: Ozark Outdoor Adventures
Schedule: Daily, October 15, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m.
Description: 2-hour guided tours along Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Vicinity. Call at least one day in advance for reservations.

The American Bald Eagle may be viewed around area lakes and rivers. Lake Taneycomo runs through the City of Branson. Downtown on the lakefront is a great place to view the Eagles in Branson. There are several eagles around Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery located below Table Rock Dam. Other great viewing areas are located at Rockaway Beach, Missouri and the many resorts located along the lake to the east of Branson.

All Eagle Watch Tours must be reserved at least 1 day in advance! $25/adult (18& older); free for 17 & under.
Web Site:
Telephone: 1-800-682-1265 (call for individual or group tour reservations)
State / Province Missouri
Name of Event: Eagle Days
Location: Clarksville, MO; River Heritage Center & Visitor Center: On west bank of the Mississippi River, vicinity of Lock and Dams #24 & #26
Sponsor: MO Dept of Conservation, City of Clarksville, and the US Army Corps of Engineers
Schedule: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Description: Hourly live presentations will be held at the Apple Shed Theater, along with activities and displays. The building is not heated, so please dress warmly. Spotting scopes to view eagles will be available at Riverside Park.

Bring  your camera and binoculars. All ages are welcome to this free event.
Web Site:
Telephone: 573-242-3132
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State / Province New Jersey
Name of Event: Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival
Location: Mauricetown Firehall, Noble Street, Mauricetown, NJ 08329
Sponsor: Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders, plus 9 other sponsors.
Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Description: Five speakers in Firehall at: 10 a.m, 11 a.m, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm (see web site for topics). There will also be exhibits, vendors, and food.

Five staffed eagle viewing areas throughout the day:
• Union Hall Dividing Creek, with 7:00 a.m. sunrise walk at Turkey Pt.
• 10:00 a.m. Tat Starr trail walk.
• 12 Noon Commercial Twp. wetland restoration walk.
• 1:30 p.m. Bald Eagle Trail walk.
• 5:00 p.m. Owl watch at Turkey Point.

$10.00 Adults; $5 Children of 12 and under.
Web Site:
Email: Matt Pisarski --
Telephone: (856) 453-2180
State / Province New York
Name of Event: Teatown Lake Reservation's Hudson River EagleFest
Location: Teatown, NY; Eagle Headquarters, Croton Point Park, Croton, NY with viewing sites along Hudson River
Sponsor: Teatown Lake Reservation, Westchester County Parks, Friends of Westchester County Parks, Club Fit, WHUD, Wheelabrator, L.L. Bean and collaborating organizations.
Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Snow date, Sunday, Feb. 8
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Description: Explore eagles on the Hudson in this day-long event.  Live bird of prey programs, presentations, children’s activities, warming tents at eagle viewing locations along the Hudson River. Eagle Headquarters at Croton Point Park, Croton, NY

See web site below for updates.

Discounted general admission tickets sold online prior to event.  Pre-sale tickets are $13/adult (12 and up), $8/child (6-11) and children 5 and under are admitted free.   Day of ticket prices are $15/adult (12 and up), $10/child (6-11) and 5 and under are free.  Bus tour tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling 914-762-2912, ext. 110. Please note that bus tours are for guests ages 14 and over.
Web Site: For updates and more information, see:
Email:  and also Laura Elmore at
Telephone: 914-762-2912 x 110
State / Province Oklahoma
Name of Event: Arcadia Lake Eagle Watch
Location: Arcadia Lake Project Office
9000 E. 2nd, located approximately 3 1/2 miles east of I-35 on Route 66
Sponsor: Oklahoma Wildlife Department
Schedule: Friday - Sunday, January 3, 4, 5, 2014.
Any time between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Description: Project office will have a raptor wingspan display and information where nearby eagles can be found.

Dress warmly and take your binoculars

Fee: Half-price park entry ($3.00 per vehicle)
Web Site:
Telephone: (918) 487-7125 / (918) 487-5196
State / Province Oklahoma
Name of Event: Greenleaf Winter Eagle and Waterfowl Tour
Location: Braggs, OK; Greenleaf State Park; Tours leave from Greenleaf Nature Center
Sponsor: Greenleaf State Park, Braggs, OK  74423
Schedule: January 11, 2014
Description: Bring your binoculars to beautiful Greenleaf State Park and search for wintering waterfowl and eagles around Greenleaf Lake and the Arkansas Waterway. Drive your personal vehicle around Greenleaf Lake Dam on a ranger-led tour, then follow the group around the Webber Falls Lock and Dam. Tours end at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge.
Web Site:
Telephone: (918) 487-7125 / (918) 487-5196
State / Province Oklahoma
Name of Event: Eagle Watch - Bevers Bend State Park
Location: Bevers Bend State Park Nature Center, 7 miles north of Broken Bow, OK. Eagle viewing along the Mountain Fork River and on Broken Bow Lake.
Sponsor: Beavers Bend State Park
Schedule: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 - Feb. 22, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Description: View eagles along the Mountain Fork River and on Broken Bow Lake. Dress for the weather; rain will not cancel the event. Bring optical equipment.
Web Site:
  (580) 494-6556
State / Province Oklahoma
Name of Event: Eagle Watch - Lake Thunderbird
Location: Lake Thunderbird State Park, Norman, OK; Discovery Cove Nature Center is off Hwy 9, 15 miles east of I-35 at the Clear Bay entrance.
Sponsor: Thunderbird State Park
Schedule: Each Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 - Feb. 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Description: Meet at Crow's Secret Nature Center, then the Discovery Cove Nature Center within Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman, OK for an information session. Then tour the park to catch a glimpse of magnificent eagles in their winter home.

Be sure to bring your binoculars and dress appropriately.

Each eagle watch is limited to 40 people, so reservations are required. Several sites within the Park will be visited.
Web Site:
Telephone: Call Kathy Furneaux at (405) 321-4633 to pre-register
State / Province Oklahoma
Name of Event: Eagle Watch - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Meet at Sequoyah National Wildlife Regue Headquarters, Vian, OK.
Sponsor: Sequoyah State Park, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Schedule: January 24 and 31, 2015
February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015
March 7, 2015
Description: Meet at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. Begin the tour by watching eagles from the Refuge's webcam and continue the tour on the 25-person tour bus. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars. Tours will occur unless there is a travel advisory for the area.
Web Site:  and
Telephone: 918-489-5641 / 918-489-5025
State / Province Oklahoma
Name of Event: Quartz Mountain Eagle Watch
Location: Quartz Mountain Nature Park Office
43393 Scissortail Road
Lone Wolf, OK 73655
Sponsor: Quartz Mountain Nature Park
Schedule: January 4 and 5, 2014; January 18 and 19, 2014; and February 1 and 2, 2014.
Description: Join the park naturalist for an informative eagle presentation in the Group Camp Community Building (across from the Quartz Mountain Grocery Store).
Caravan to eagle viewing locations around Lake Altus-Lugert.
Reservations NOT necessary. Adults must accompany youth.
Inclement weather will cancel event.

Large groups may call (580) 563-2238 (ask for Sue) for alternate dates.Check websites below for any updates.
Web Site:
Telephone: Sue Hokanson - (405) 319-8382 or (580) 563-2238
State / Province Oklahoma
Name of Event: Eagle Watch - Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Visitor Center, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Directions: From I-44 take Highway 49 (exit 45). Go west 10 miles to the Refuge gate. If coming from Highway 62, take Highway 115 (Cache exit) north to the Refuge Gate.
Sponsor: Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Schedule: January 2014 dates: (Sat and Sun) 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
February 2014 dates: (Sat and Sun) 1, 2, 8, & 9

(arrive by 1:10 to confirm reservation and hold spot)
Description: Begins with an interpretive program at refuge headquarters followed by a bus tour of the refuge's special use area to search for bald and golden eagles. $5 fee p/person. Children must be 8 +. Wheelchair accommodations by request.

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday and Sunday.

Features an interpretive program at refuge headquarters, followed by a bus tour of the refuge's special use area to search for Bald and Golden Eagles. For ages 8 and up. Tours last about 2.5 hours and include a short walk.

Preregister. Cost - $5.00
Web Site:
Telephone: Call weekdays 8 - 4:30 at (580) 429-2151 (Refuge) or (405) 522-3087 (State Wildlife).
State / Province Oklahoma
Name of Event: Ultimate Eagle Watch - Kaw City
Location: Kaw City Community Center & Kaw Nation Learning Center
900 Morgan Square E
Kaw City, OK  74641
Sponsor: Kaw Lake Association, Kaw City Chamber of Commerce, Kaw Nation, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sutton Avian Research Foundation and Ponca City Energy.
Schedule: (Sat) Jan 18, 2014; Tours start at 8 am., 10 a.m., 1 p.m.

Description: Eagle tours, educational programs, live eagle program. Check updated details on website listed below.
Web Site:
Telephone: Kaw Lake Association - (580) 762-9494 / Toll Free: 1-877-671-6985
State / Province Oregon
Name of Event: Winter Wings Festival
Location: Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon
Sponsor: Klamath Basin Audubon Society
Schedule: February 12 through February 15, 2015 (see website below)
Description: Klamath Basin is the largest concentration of wintering Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states. Approximately 45 to 50 field trips, keynote speakers internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and author Richard Crossley and Canon Explorer of Light nature and landscape photographer Jennifer WU. Workshops, receptions, birding and nature photography. A special family Saturday science activity day presented by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Web Site:
Telephone: 1-877-541-2473 Contact person: Barry West
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State / Province Tennessee/Kentucky
Name of Event: Eagle Watch Weekend
Location: Dale Hollow Lake. Open barge tour departs:
• Lillydale Recreation Area in Tennessee at 9:30 a.m., CST.
• Dale Hollow Lake State Resort, KY at 10:00 a.m., CST

See web site below for directions and guidelines for these departures.
Sponsor: Corps of Engineers
Schedule: 3rd and 4th Saturday of each year; January 18 & 25, 2014.

Rangers are always aboard the open barge to mingle among the crowd, answering questions or assisting visitors in using a telescope to get an even closer look at that perched or soaring eagle.

Tours are free to the public, but advance reservations are required. For reservations, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resource Manager’s Office at (931) 243-3136. First come, first served.

Upon arrival the day of the tour expect:
• Open-air barge -- DRESS WARM -- we go even if it rains.
• Arrive about 10 to 15 minutes early for check-in
• Tours can last up to three hours total
• Life jackets required
• You may bring thermos, snacks, blanket, camera, binoculars, etc.
• Register on site before boarding
• If you need to make changes or cancellations, please notify us as soon as possible. We take a standby list, so please give us advance notice of cancellations. You may phone office for infor  up to 3:30 the Friday before the tour. We typically will only cancel in extreme weather or mechanical failure.
• The Friends of Dale Hollow Lake, Dale Hollow's non-profit cooperating association, will be on hand the day of the event with conplementary hot drinks.

Web Site:
Telephone: 931-243-3136 (Dale Hollow Corps of Engineers).
State / Province Tennessee
Name of Event: Reelfoot Lake State Parks and Annual Eagle Festival
Location: Tiptonville, TN; Register at Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council Booth Located Inside Reelfoot Lake State Park Visitor Center Reelfoot Lake State Park Visitors Center
Sponsor: Reelfoot Lake State Park; Reelfoot Tourism Council
Schedule: Bald Eagle and Waterfowl Tours - Early January through February, 2014
State Park Programs:  Every Saturday night during the winter season
Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival - Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2014
Description: Bald Eagle & Waterfowl Tours:  During the winter months Reelfoot Lake is home to approximately 200 American Bald Eagles and spectacular numbers of waterfowl. Experienced park naturalists lead daily bald eagle and waterfowl bus tours from early January through early March. Eagles can be seen perching, flying or soaring, and snatching a fish or waterfowl from the lake. Telescopes for viewing and intriguing information about the natural and cultural history of the wildlife and area are provided.

State Park Programs: Programs by invited guest speakers or park staff are offered every Saturday night during the winter eagle season. These programs cover a wide variety of themes such as bald eagles, Reelfoot Lake, photography, history, other interesting topics, and live birds of prey demonstrations. Live birds of prey exhibits offer visitors an opportunity to view up close these magnificent creatures and to learn of their importance in nature.

Bald Eagle Festival - Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2014

Guided bus and van tours will be offered twice a day at the rate of $5 per person to view the majestic Bald Eagles nesting, soaring, or possibly locking talons in courtship. Reelfoot Lake features one of the largest populations of Bald Eagles outside of Alaska.

Saturday night usually features a live Birds of Prey program with John Stokes. John is well known for flying birds of prey over the audience. The Eagle Festival will have a variety of programs available for all ages: art & photography contest, storytelling, eagle mascot available for pictures, silent auction  & arts & craft vendors. Other displays and live birdsof prey can be seen throughout the day. Free tote bag.
Web Site:
Telephone: Bald Eagle and Waterfowl Tours reservations are required and can be made by calling the Visitor Center at 1-731-253-9652. Program reservations for groups can be scheduled by calling the Park Visitor Center at 1-731-253-9652.
State / Province Texas
Name of Event: Eagle Fest
Location: Rains High School, 1759 W US Highway 69, Emory, Texas;
Lake Fork, Lake Tawakoni & Vicinity
Sponsor: Rains County Chamber of Commerce; Texas New Mexico Power; Farmers Electric Cooperative; City of Emory - Tourism Board
Rains County - Tourism Board; First National Bank of Emory; Rains Independent School District; Wood County Bank - Lake Country; Dal-Air Investment Casting; Austin Bank; J & J Marine
Schedule: Sat., Jan. 18, 2014 (bad weather date: Jan. 25, 2014)
Description: Guided eagle viewing, bus and barge tours, educational presentations, live bird shows, nature exhibits, food, arts and crafts. "Last Chance Forever" provides shows of birds in action. Blackland Prairie Raptor Center with live birds and exhibits. Both demonstrate the interaction between man and his environment with such birs of prey as owls, vultures, falcons, hawks and eagles.
Admission: Adults $2.00 / Children age 6 and below: free.
Web Site:
Telephone: 1-800-561-1182; 903-473-3913
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State / Province Utah
Name of Event: Bald Eagle Outing
Location: The Greater Salt Lake Area. Meet HWI's Salt Lake Office (2240 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106) to arrange carpools to the field site.
Sponsor: Hawk Watch International (HWI)
Schedule: Saturday, January 12, 2013. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Field trip ends at 12 noon.
(see update in website below)
Description: Join HWI's Education Director Jen Hajj for a day of eagle ecology. Travel to the Greater Salt Lake area to observe large concentrations of bald eagles and hear discussions of bald eagle natural history, their amazing recovery from the endangered species list, and what the future holds for our national bird.
Web Site:
Telephone: Register at 801-484-6808 ext. 107
State / Province Utah
Name of Event: Utah Bald Eagle Day, Farmington Bay WMA
Location: W. of Centerville, Utah; Farmington Bay Waterfowl Mgt Area; Located on the west side of Farmington at 1325 W. Glover Lane (925 South). Take exit 325 off I-15. Turn left on Park Lane and travel west to Clark Lane at the first traffic light and turn right. Travel west to 1525 West, and turn South to Glover Lane, and turn right to 1700 West.
Sponsor: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Schedule: Saturday, February 14, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Description: Observe Bald Eagles and chat with DWR biologists.
Web Site:
Telephone: 801-209-5326
State / Province Utah
Name of Event: Utah Bald Eagle Day, Salt Creek WMA
Location: Compton's Hill, Utah; Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area; Located about 10 miles northwest of Corinne. To reach the WMA, take Exit 365 off I-15 and travel west to 6800 West, then head north to 6800 North and then west to the management area.
Sponsor: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Schedule: Saturday, February 14, 2015: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Description: Observe bald eagles and chat with DWR biologists.
Web Site:
Telephone: (801) 209-5326
State / Province Utah
Name of Event: Utah Bald Eagle Day, Fountain Green State Fish Hatchery
Location: Fountain Green, Utah; several miles east of Nephi, Utah; Fountain Green State Fish Hatchery
Sponsor: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Schedule: Saturday, February 14, 2015: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Description: Observe bald eagles and chat with DWR biologists.
Web Site:
Telephone: (801) 209-5326
State / Province Utah
Name of Event: Utah Bald Eagle Day, Rush Lake Ranch
Location: Rush Lake Ranch
Sponsor: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Schedule: Saturday, February 14, 2015: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Description: Observe bald eagles and chat with DWR biologists.
Web Site:
Telephone: (801) 209-5326

State / Province Utah
Name of Event: Utah Bald Eagle Day, Split Mountain / Green River
Location: Split Mountain / Green River
Sponsor: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Saturday, February 14, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Description: Observe bald eagles and chat with DWR biologists. It is also possible to view other wildlife, such as prairie falcons, hawks, mule deer, river otters, pheasants, turkeys, Sandhill cranes, porcupines, mergansers, and Canada geese.
Web Site:
Telephone: (801) 209-5326
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State / Province Washington
Name of Event: Arlington - Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
Location: See locations in "Schedule" below
Sponsor: Arlington Parks and Recreation and Multiple Other Organizations
Schedule: Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2014

Description: Friday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. Predators of the Heart Wild Animal Show
Location Eagle Creek Elementary, 1216 E. 5th Street, Arlington, WA

Wolves, mountain lion, birds of prey, alligators, skunks, porcupine, snakes, napping turtle, & more! This animal encounter is educational and entertaining with a close-up presentation of nature's most amazing animals.

Free event sponsored by Calvary Arlington.

Saturday, Feb. 1: 10:00 a.m. - noon: Nature Conservancy Port Susan Preserve Guided Tour
Location: Port Susan Bay Nature Conservancy, Boe Rd. Stanwood (See Port Susan map on brochure)
One of the finest estuarine habitats in the Puget Sound. An esturary forms where fresh water meets saltwater and provides habitat for many species of birds, fish, and other wildlife. Wildlife biologists and volunteers will be giving guided tours.

Saturday, Feb. 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Arlington Storm Water Wetland & Eagle Trail
Location: Meet at Haller Park, 1100 West Avenue
Meet Bill Blake, Natural Resources Manager for the City, and learn how this newly created wetland benefits the river, and look for eagles in the cottonwood trees along the Eagle Trail.

Web Site:
Telephone: 360-403-3421
State / Province Washington
Name of Event: Neah Bay Chamber of Commerce Eagle Fest
Location: Makah Marina
1321 Bayview Ave.
Neah Bay, WA  98357
Sponsor: Neah Bay Chamber of Commerce
Schedule: April 25, 2015; see Facebook page for info:; or website:
Description: Around the Town Activities, Eagle Fest Headquarters at Makah Marina, Fundraisers (halibut dinner or chicken dinner), Eagle Fest Bazaar, Eagle Exhibit (at Makah Museum), Live Music and a lecture about eagles. A one day event; offering close-up views of many eagles that congregate in April.
Web Site: / Facebook:
Telephone: 360-640-9227 - Contact person: Dawn Lawrence
State / Province Washington
Name of Event: Skagit Eagle Festival
Location: Activities take place in Concrete, Rockport, and Marblemount, WA (and beyond) Start at the Information Station, 45821 Railroad Avenue, Concrete from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for schedules, directions, and more. Or check out the website shown below.
Sponsor: Concrete Chamber of Commerce
Schedule: Activities happening the first four weekends (Saturday & Sunday) of January 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival features a variety of free tours, walks, and educational programs where you'll learn not only about these majestic birds, but also about a variety of wildlife and the beautiful areas along the Skagit River where they live or return each year.
Description: Special presentations will teach you about a year in the life of an eagle, how to photograph wildlife and scenery, and much more. You and your family will have the opportunity to enjoy arts & crafts, wine tasting, river rafting music, dance, and a wide variety of other outdoor and indoor activities. Bring your camera, dress for unpredictable winter weather,, and come join us for one of the most uplifting and entertaining events of the year!

Check out the website for details of each activity.
Web Site:
Telephone: (360) 853-8784 - Concrete Chamber of Commerce - Valerie Lee / Cheryl Werda
State / Province Wisconsin
Name of Event: Bald Eagle Days
Location: Cassville, Wisconsin
Cassville Riverside Park Observatory, and
Cassville High School, 715 E. Amelia St
Riverside Park Observatory
Sponsor: Cassville Tourism
Schedule: Last Sat. & Sun. of January (Jan 25 - 26, 2014)
Description: Outdoor viewing with staffed volunteers, from 8:00 to noon on Saturday & Sunday. Educational programs at the Cassville High School on Saturday, January 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Web Site:
Email: Cindy Ploessi:
Telephone: 608-725-5855
State / Province Wisconsin
Name of Event: Eagle Watching Days

Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, WI; River Arts Center - Sauk Prairie High School, 105 9th Street

(See website below for locations of specific events.)

Sponsor: Alliant Energy, plus 22 partners (see web site below).
Schedule: January 17 & 18, 2014
Description: • Live Birds of Prey Show (Friday:  7:00 p.m. /  Sat: 11:00 a.m)
• Eagle Watching Bus Tours (Sat: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00  and 2:30 p.m.). See map of 8 eagle viewing locations at website below.
• Wisconsin Eagles & Their Conservation - 10:00 a.m. Saturday
• Wildlife Photography
• Conservation Exhibits
• Children's Activities

See following website for updates:
Web Site:
Telephone: Call 800-683-2453 for Bus Tour Reservations
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State / Province British Columbia, Canada
Name of Event: Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival
Location: Squamish, BC along the Sea-to-Sky Coastal Highway.  All Activities at or begin at Brackendale Art Gallery. 
Sponsor: Brackendale Art Gallery, Squamish Environment Society, Brackendale Farmers Institute
Schedule: *General Information - all years* - The Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival runs the whole month of January with the official Eagle Count (since 1985) on the first Sunday. Natural World Lectures, concerts and other cultural events throughout January. Eagle watching and eagle art and photo exhibits.
Description: Tours available by appointment and referral. See updates at website and via email below. The Gallery is open Thurs. & Fri. noon to 5 pm in January, and weekends and holidays noon to 10 pm throughout the year.

The  755 hectare Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park protects important eagle habitat, keeping it off limits to logging, mining and other development. The reserve takes in public lands, including old growth forests and large cottonwood trees, in which the eagles like to roost, on both sides of the Squamish River from the Mamquam to the Cheakamus River. Most of the park is not easily accessible but there are good viewing areas.
Web Site:

Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park:
Telephone: 604-898-3333
State / Province British Columbia, Canada
Name of Event: Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Location: Mission, BC, Canada V2V 5X8
Sponsor: Celestron, District of Mission, Eagle Point, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Hancock House Publishers, Harrison River RV, Kilby Historic Site, Leq'a:mel (First Nations), Mission Chamber of Commerce, Mission City Record, Nature Trust of BC, Pretty Estates Resort, River's Reach, Shaw Media, Tapadera Estates, VanCity, Fraser River Safari
Schedule: Begins November 15-16, 2014
Description: View hundreds of eagles in the wild & celebrate nature at 9 festival sites from Mission, BC to Harrison Mills. Two days of family fun with an indoor Exhibitor's Hall, eagle viewing on both land & water, historical sites, fish hatchery, talks & walks. Lots of Festival Souvenirs as well as many delicious food options throughout. Details can be found on the website.
Web Site: http://www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.Ca
Email: or
Telephone: (604) 826-7361 Jo-Anne Chadwick

State / Province British Columbia, Canada
Name of Event: Campbell River Bald Eagle Festival
Location: Maritime Heritage Centre
621 N. Island Highway
Campbell River, BC V9W5C1
Sponsor: BC Hydro, Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS)
Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Guest speakers, photo contest, kids' events, environmental displays. Local eagle populations up to 400 and counting.
Contact: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS)
6817 Headquarters Road / Courtenay, BC  V9J 1N2
Web Site:
Telephone: (250) 286-3161
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