Due to the impending winter weather the release of a rehabilitated bald eagle during Bald Eagle Watching Days 2020 has been postponed.

A release will occur in early February; date TBA.

Bald Eagle Watching Days

Bald Eagle Watching Days

Friday Evening,
January 17
January 18

Calendar of Events

Winter Eagle Watching Season Begins:  Mid-December

Roost Counts:
Every Other Sunday, December through February

Bus Tours:
Day  Date  Time

Sat 1/4/20 10:00 a.m.
Sat 1/11/20 10:00 a.m.
Sat 1/18/20 Eagle Days!
Sat 1/25/20 10:00 a.m.
Sat 2/1/20 10:00 a.m.
Sat 2/8/20 10:00 a.m.
Sat 2/15/20 10:00 a.m.
Call the Cedarberry Inn at
608-643-6625 to reserve.

Bald Eagle Watching Days:  Jan. 17-18, 2020

All events are still on with the incoming weather except for the Eagle Release at 1pm.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Primary Event Sponsor:
Alliant Energy

Quartz | Vintage Brewing Co., Sauk Prairie

Culver Franchising System, LLC | Edge Consulting Engineers, Inc. | Maplewood of Sauk Prairie | McFarlane Mfg. Inc., Miwaukee Valve | Wollersheim Winery & Distillery

Cedarberry Inn | Edward Jones Investments/Joe LaCour | Eagleview Dental Office | Enge Farms | Fair Valley Performance & Repair | Frey Construction & Home Improvement, LLC | Green Acres | H & R Block | Hooverson Funeral Homes | Kayser Chevrolet Buick | Knuckleheads | Minuteman Press | Piggly Wiggly Sauk City | Ques Bar & River Deck | Sauk Prairie Remodeling | Schwarz Insurance | Tools of Marketing

Honorable Mention
Edward Jones Investments/Peter van der Hagen

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