Bald Eagle Watching Days

2024 Sauk Prairie Bald Eagle Watching Days

Saturday, Jan 13th & Sunday, Jan 14th

2024 at the Overlook, 490 Water St, Prairie du Sac WI 53578

The overlook will be staffed with volunteers from 8 am – 4 pm to help visitors find eagles and answer questions!

Saturday, January 13th

2023 at River Arts Center, 105 Ninth St, Prairie du Sac WI 53578


Saturday Schedule of Events

  • 10 am – 11:15 – Schlitz Audubon Nature Center – Live Birds of Prey Program
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – David Stokes – Laughing with the Animals
  • 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm –  Raptor Education Group (REGI) – Rehabilitated Bald Eagle Release video & Q&A with Marge Gibson of REGI
  •  3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Schlitz Audubon Nature Center – Live Birds of Prey Program

The lobby will be open from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm featuring displays, booths, and activities for the whole family

All events are free and open to the public!

Check out our previous Bald Eagle Days programs on our YouTube channel here!

Bald Eagle Watching Days

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors:


Event Sponsor:

Alliant Energy Foundation



Conservation Level:

Steward Level:

Wollersheim Winery


Advocate Level:

Fox Valley Performance and Repair


Cedarberry Inn


Compeer Financial


Edge Consulting


Everett’s Body Shop, Inc.


Minuteman Press

State Farm – Jim Marsden

Kayser Chrysler Center Inc.


Bank of Prairie du Sac


Maplewood Sauk Prairie


Friend Level:

Heffron & Associates – Dan Heffron

Ophale Foods Inc (Piggly Wiggly?)

CMS Business Services Inc DBA H&R Block

Eagle View Dentist Office LLC

Merrimac Campground LLC

Spellman Monument


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