Feb 16 2009

Spending Time with the Eagles at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN

A recent day-trip took us hunting for eagles.

National Eagle Center

We started at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, where we saw four bald eagles that have been rehabilitated after accidents but can no longer live in the wild. Personnel at the center present programs about the eagles throughout the day, and are available to answer visitors’ questions about eagles. My kids liked the educational exhibits, from the coloring station to seeing if they have an “eagle eye.” The ranger programs filled up quickly on the busy Saturday that we were there.

National Eagle Center exhibits

From Wabasha, we drove to Red Wing‘s Colville Park, a prime location for viewing bald eagles in the wild. We spotted some far off in trees, but it wasn’t until we happened to detour to Barn Bluff and wound our way back toward the water treatment plant that an eagle soared alongside us and stopped in a nearby tree, affording us a closer look.

Bald Eagle in tree cropped

The National Eagle Center and surrounding eagle habitats provide the opportunity to see and learn about this symbol of our nation.

National Eagle Center eagle

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4 Comments to “Spending Time with the Eagles at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN”

  1. Sharlene on 16 Feb 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I would love to see a bald eagle in the wild. They are just so majestic. Lucky you!

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  2. Carolina on 18 Feb 2009 at 8:53 am

    This is really cool, we’ve only seen one at SF zoo. Not the same as that great shot you got in that tree.

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