Winter is the prime time to spot bald eagles in the wild, and now you can go on an eagle-watching van tour.
Our National Bird
Since the year 1782 Bald Eagles have been the national bird of the United States. Even though these majestic raptors are native to our area, there's still always something so cool about catching a glimpse of one of these birds in the wild. They really are pretty creatures, and it's always cool to see one in the wild.
Eagle Van Tours In Kentucky
Land Between the Lakes will have a series of eagle-watching van tours that you can enjoy this winter. Through the months of January and February, there are a few dates these van tours will be taking place:
- January 7th
- January 8th
- January 21
- January 22
- January 28
- January 29
- February 4
- February 5
The tours all start at 1 PM and run until 4 PM so that's three hours of prime eagle-watching time! According to LandBetweenTheLakes.Us the eagle-watching van tours are $15 per person and will depart from the Golden Pond Visitor Center. They say winter is the peak season to view bald eagles in their natural habitat.
Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter “snowbirds” are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We’ll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.
If you're interested in going on an eagle-watching van tour, you can find more information and get registered, here.
If you enjoy eagle sightings, check out these eagle sightings in Illinois from Teresa Ferguson!
An eagle snatches up some dinner
An eagle stands on the icy river
Birds walking along the frozen river
This photo below was taken in Illinois, I love how you can see the fish on the tree branch.
This is a short story, now notice the eagle enjoying the fish
It was at this moment, he dropped his fish :(
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