This winter the National Eagle Center in Wabasha is leading field trips to view bald and golden eagles in and around the Wabasha area. Registration for the 2018-2019 season is now open. The schedule includes six trips, with half dedicated to bald eagle viewing and half for golden eagle viewing.
Bald and golden eagle field trips offer attendees an opportunity to view wild eagles in their natural habitat in and around the Upper Mississippi River Valley while receiving live interpretation from expert guides. These trips also teach about the region’s natural history, vegetation, and other observed birds and animals.
The season kicks off with a bald eagle field trip on Saturday, November 3, at 1 p.m. Two additional bald eagle field trips will take place on Saturday, April 13, and Saturday, April 27. Golden eagle field trips will take place on Saturday, November 17; Saturday, February 2; and Saturday, February 16. The cost is $30 for National Eagle Center members and $40 for non-members. Registration includes all-day admission to the National Eagle Center. Trips begin with a brief orientation at 1 p.m. and conclude back at the center at 5 p.m. for light refreshments.
Coach buses transport attendees to all viewing locations and minimal walking is required. Buses are wheelchair accessible. The National Eagle Center provides binoculars and spotting scopes for guests to share, but guests are strongly encouraged to bring cameras, binoculars and spotting scopes.
“Our eagle viewing field trips are a great way to view and learn about the bald and golden eagles,” said Ed Hahn, marketing manager at the National Eagle Center. “Winter is peak eagle viewing season and these trips are an easy and accessible way to enjoy nature and the outdoors during the winter months.”
For additional details and online registration, visit nationaleaglecenter.org/eagle-viewing.
The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center located in Wabasha that connects people with eagles in nature, history, and cultures. For more information, visit nationaleaglecenter.org.