Bald Eagle Watching Days


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Bald Eagle Watching Days

Check back soon for the 2023 Bald Eagle Days Schedule

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors:


Event Sponsor:

Alliant Energy Foundation



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Heffron & Associates, Inc.




Wollersheim Winery


John Joseph Coffee and Jaybird Café



Bank of Prairie du Sac


Compeer Financial


Sauk Prairie Edward Jones Team


Fair Valley Performance & Repair


Maplewood Sauk Prairie


Prairie Exteriors & Painting, LLC

State Farm-Jim Marsden

The Pines Senior Living

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Cedarbury Inn

Consumers Coop Oil Co.


Eagleview Dental

Ever Ready Electric

Geier Homar & Roy LLP

H&R Block

Hooverson Funeral Homes

Kayser Chevrolet Inc.

Kayser Ford of Sauk City Inc.

Merry Mac’s Campground

Minuteman Press

Piggly Wiggly

Prem Meats

Sauk Prairie Remodeling

Sauk Prairie Market

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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