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National Eagle Center

National Eagle Center

Your Guide – Judd Brink 

I visited the National Eagle Center on Sunday March 21, 2010 in Wabasha, Minnesota.  The interpretive center was really neat with many displays and live birds and had a viewing deck overlooking the Mississippi River.  The best times to visit the NEC and view Bald Eagles is November through March when 697 Bald Eagles were counted in one day!  I counted over 200 Bald Eagles in just a few hours of scanning the ice on Lake Pepin and the river near the NEC.  

Your Guide – Judd Brink

This Golden Eagle is an Educational Bird used for public and school programs at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.  Golden Eagles are slightly larger than Bald Eagles and live in western United States but do see some migrants here each year.

Your Guide – Judd Brink

This adult Bald Eagle is also used for education programs at the NEC.  In the lower 48 states Minnesota has the highest breeding population of Bald Eagles!  How long does it take for a Bald Eagle to get its white head and tail?  An adult Bald Eagle reaches breeding status at the age of 4-5 years and gets its white head and tail!

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