Bald Eagle Watching Days

Bald Eagle Watching Days

Friday Evening,
January 12
January 13

Calendar of Events

Winter Eagle Watching Season Begins:  Mid-December

First Roost Count of the Season:  December TBA

Roost Counts:
Every Other Sunday through February

Bus Tours:
Day  Date  Time

Sat 1/6/18 10:00 a.m.
Sat 1/13/18 Eagle Days!
Sat 1/20/18 10:00 a.m.
Sat 1/27/18 10:00 a.m.
Sat 2/3/18 10:00 a.m.
Sat 2/10/18 10:00 a.m.
Sat 2/17/18 10:00 a.m.

Bald Eagle Watching Days:  Jan. 12-13, 2018

Each winter, bald eagles gather in the Sauk Prairie area due to a unique combination of factors.  For winter survival, eagles need open water for fishing, undeveloped shoreline with large trees for perching, and sheltered valleys for night-time roosting.

Eagle watching is best during the morning when the birds are most active fishing and are frequently seen perching in trees along the river.  Spotting scopes are available for your use at Ferry Bluff Eagle Council’s Overlook in Prairie du Sac.

We hope that by bringing people together to share the thrill of watching eagles and to learn about their needs and habits, we can strengthen our collective commitment to preserving this precious resource.


People on foot scare eagles. Please remain in your car and use it as a blind.  Do not walk along the river, particularly at the hydropower dam, since that is the eagles’ most active feeding area. Eagles, particularly immature ones, need to conserve their energy in order to survive the cold days of Wisconsin winters.

Thank you for your consideration of our nation’s symbol, the bald eagle.

Bald Eagle flying into water

2018 Bald Eagle Watching Days brochure map coming soon