NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER | Bald & Golden Eagle Field Trips!

Jan 16, 2024

The National Eagle Center is hosting for another fun and exciting winter season of Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle viewing field trips. The Center’s team of eagle experts will lead Golden Eagle trips this February 3 and 24 and a Band Eagle trip on April 6, right during nesting season!

In the summer months, you can see Bald Eagles nest along the river valley and feed their young with the plentiful fish of the Mississippi River. During the winter months, you can see hundreds more Bald Eagles as they migrate to the region and gather around open water on the river. It is truly peak eagle-viewing season! But it isn’t just Bald Eagles. The more secretive and elusive Golden Eagles spend their winters in the blufflands and are harder to spot. These famous National Eagle Center expert-guided field trips provide a personal learning experience and are a great way to learn how to identify Golden Eagles, distinguish them from juvenile Bald Eagles, and better spot them on your own.

These perfect day trips are unforgettable traveling classroom experiences that begin at the Center in Wabasha, MN, travel via coach bus to pre-scouted locations, are accessible to individuals with mobility issues, and require minimal walking. Participants should dress for the weather and bring their own binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras if desired. Communal binoculars are available as well.

Field trips begin at 12:30 pm and return to the Center between 3:30-4:00 pm. Seats are $50 for members and $60 for non-members.