If youíve never seen a golden eagle in the wild, donít miss the opportunity this winter. The National Eagle Center is offering a field trip on Saturday, January 26th. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about golden eagles and observe these elusive raptors in the wild.
Golden eagles can be found in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, and perhaps other parts of the midwest, in the winter months. Unlike bald eagles, these golden eagles are rarely seen near lakes and rivers. Instead, these terrestrial hunters are found in the wooded blufflands and farmland of the upper Midwest. The National Eagle Center continues to learn about their habitat use and extent of their winter range using satellite telemetry to track golden eagles.
The field trip begins at 1pm at the National Eagle Center and departs via coach bus after a brief classroom session. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring their own binoculars or camera. Spotting scopes and a few extra pairs of binoculars will be available. The field trip will conclude at the National Eagle Center with warm refreshments and a chance for further discussion. The cost is $35, or $25 for NEC members, and includes transportation and admission to the National Eagle Center.
For a complete schedule of upcoming events and field trips, or more information about the Golden Eagle Project, visit www.nationaleaglecenter.org or call 651-565-4989.