Today Bald Eagles nest in every state but Hawaii, so the chance of seeing one is a lot easier than back in the 1960s — before DDT was outlawed. In fact, there is good opportunity to see the Bald Eagles that make the Fox Valley their home.
Although you can see them all year long, they are especially visible during the winter months because they congregate near the open water of the Fox River. Plan to join us for Eagle Days activities during the next three Saturdays, January 13, 20 and 27th. See Schedule.
Eagle monitoring for this coming Saturday, January 13, 2018, will be from 6:56AM to 8:30AM. Viewing sites are located throughout the Fox Cities. Citizen scientist eagle monitors will be on hand at each site.
Besides learning about the Bald Eagles that make the Fox Valley area their home during the winter months, all visitors will also be able to learn about the history of the Fox River and the abundant wildlife viewing it has to offer.
In a nutshell, here are planned events. Details can be found at Schedule.
January 13 Mid-Winter Eagle Monitoring*
6:44-8:35AM Eagle Monitoring at designated sites
10AM-Noon Reception and update on 2016-17 monitoring results at Atlas Waterfront Cafe
January 20 Various Eagle Education Programs
10:30AM-2:30PM Paper Discovery Center
10AM-3PM Neenah Public Library
7:45-9:15 AM Guided Bird Hikes at various locations
7AM-5PM Self-Guided Viewing Locations along the Fox River
January 27 Various Eagle Education Programs
7AM-5PM 1000 Islands Environmental Center
9AM-NOON Kaukauna Public Library
7AM-5PM Guided Viewing Locations along the Fox River (Kaukauna locations only)
Eagle monitoring occurs on the second Saturday of the month in the Fox Valley area from November through March. Start times begin one half hour before sunrise and continue for ninety minutes.
There are various locations, most of them public, between the mouth of the Fox River on Lake Winnebago and the Wrightstown Bridge. If you’d like to get out to watch for these amazing soaring creatures, contact Cheryl Root for more information. No experience is necessary and there’s no age limitations.