Bald Eagle Watching Days

2024 Sauk Prairie Bald Eagle Watching Days

Please pick up your FREE PASSES to all events at the River Arts Center ticket booth on the day of the shows!  All events are free and open to the public, but you must have a ticket to enter. River Arts Center, 105 Ninth St, Prairie du Sac WI 53578
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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:

Fair Valley Performance and Repair


Cedarberry Inn


Compeer Financial


Minuteman Press


State Farm – Jim Marsden


Bank of Prairie du Sac


Maplewood Sauk Prairie


Friend Level:

Tools of Marketing

Piggly Wiggly of Sauk City

CMS Business Services Inc DBA H&R Block

Eagle View Dentist Office LLC

Merrimac Campground LLC


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