If you were waiting for the eagles to come to Wabasha before you came to the National Eagle Center your time is now! Regular counts are taken of the eagles and migratory birds to see how many have come to winter with us. As of Dec. 18, the local count of bald eagles for Wabasha and the surrounding ar eas is 410 birds! Areas included in this count are Wabasha, Reads Landing, Alma, and Buffalo City. Along with the eagles there are also thousands of Common Mergansers, and Common Golden eyes and an assortment ofother waterfowl including Tundra Swans, Trumpeter Swans, Mallards, Buffleheads, Canvasbacks, Green - Winged Teal, Gadwall, Lesser Scaup, Redhead, Ring-Billed Gull and Herring Gull.
Seize this opportunity to see the vast selection of migratory birds in action. Check in with us to find out the weekly counts and see for yourself from the warmth of the NEC. For up to date Eagle Counts log on to: nationaleaglecenter.net/blog/category/upper-mississippi-river-bird-counts
The NEC is open daily from 10am to 5pm with extended hours Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm.
For more information visit nationaleaglecenter.org or call 651-565-4989.