Bald eagles are majestic and fascinating even if you put aside their status as our nation’s symbol. Seeing one or two of these large and beautiful creatures in nature is always a thrill.
Now imagine seeing trees full of them!
You can have this stunning experience during the early months of the year on a Galena Bald Eagle bus tour!
Bald eagles are known to winter in large numbers along the Upper Mississippi River. The Eagle Nature Foundation is once again offering a series of 4-hour bus tours in January and February of 2017.
During the tour, you’ll learn about the habits and history of bald eagles, including their near extinction, recovery, and recent re-decline. You’ll observe active bald eagle nests from a distance and watch these magnificent animals fishing, flying, and perched in trees.
Because the wintering bald eagle population constantly changes from year to year and week to week, many people revisit the tour. You never know what you’ll see – so don’t forget your camera!
Past tours have come away from a single visit having seen up to 450 bald eagles! Though still listed as fully recovered, recent years have seen fewer eagles along the Mississippi River, particularly immature eagles. This indicated a new decline in the population. the wintering population along the Mississippi River is lower than it was when bald eagles were first listed as endangered! Some fear they are on the verge of collapse, meaning those interested should take the tour while the eagles are still here.
2017 Bald Eagle Bus Tour
January 21st, February 11th, and February 25th
Eagle Nature Foundation Bald Eagle Bus Tours are four hours long. AttendeesTour participants should dress for winter weather. Binoculars, telescopes, and cameras are recommended. You may also bring along snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
The tour bus departs at 8am from the Best Western parking lot on the east side of Galena, IL.
Please visit the Eagle Nature Foundation website for pricing, tickets, and more information.
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