Environmental Protection

NWF Shares Places to Spot Wintering Bald Eagles

Thanks to years of successful conservation efforts, the bald eagle has recovered and was pulled off the endangered species list in 2007. National Wildlife Federation presents a list — divided alphabetically by every state — of where you can spot the wintering birds of prey.

Eagles are found everywhere in the United States except Hawaii. Some states have several sites where eagles congregate in large numbers. Others have only one or two locations where a few of the birds are spotted each year.

Alaska
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

Arizona
Mormon Lake

Arkansas
Beaver Lake

California
Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge

Colorado
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Connecticut
Connecticut River Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

Florida
Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area: Prairie Lakes Unit

Georgia
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Idaho
Lake Coeur d'Alene/Wolf Lodge Bay

Illinois
Cedar Glen Eagle Roost

Indiana
Monroe Lake

Iowa
Keokuk Riverfront Area and Lock and Dam 19

Kansas
Perry Reservoir

Kentucky
Ballard Wildlife Management Area

Louisiana
White Kitchen Preserve

Maine
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Maryland
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Michigan
Erie Marsh

Minnesota
Voyageurs National Park

Mississippi
Nelson Dewey State Park

Nevada
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

New Jersey
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

New York
Mongaup Falls Reservoir

North Carolina
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Ohio
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

Oklahoma
Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Oregon
Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Pennsylvania
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

South Carolina
ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge

South Dakota
Karl E. Mundt National Wildlife Refuge

Tennessee
Reelfoot Lake State Park

Texas
Lake Fork Reservoir

Virginia
Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Washington
Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural Area

West Virginia
South Branch of the Potomac River

Wisconsin
Nelson Dewey State Park

Wyoming
Buffalo Bill State Park

For a complete list online, visit www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Birds/Archives/2005/Where-the-Eagles-Are.aspx#WebExclusive.

comments powered by Disqus

Free e-News Subscription

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy