2021 Virtual
Bald Eagle Watching Days


Bald Eagle Watching Days

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Event Sponsor:

Alliant Energy Foundation

Conservation Level:

Steward Level:

Quartz Insurance

Advocate Level:

Maplewood Sauk Prairie

Compeer Financial

Bank of Prairie du Sac


Friend Level:


Edward Jones

Piggly Wiggly

State Farm

Ever Ready Electric

Minuteman Press

H&R Block

Merry Mac’s Campground

Fair Vally Performance and Repair

Kayser Chevrolet

Sauk Prairie Remodeling

Eagleview Dental

Schwartz Insurance

Consumers Co-op Oil Co.

Maplewood Village

Courtesy Ford of Sauk City, Inc.

The Vintage Brewing Company

Culver’s Franchising

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