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Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. If you can’t make it to one of our many Eagle Days events (check out the calendar below), browse our best-places list for locations to enjoy eagle-viewing on your own. From late December through early February, watch for eagles perched in large trees along the water’s edge. Get out early in the morning to see the eagles flying and fishing.

Best places for winter eagle viewing

  • Lake of the Ozarks at Bagnell Dam Access, east of Bagnell
  • Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on Route K, southwest of Columbia
  • Lock & Dam 24 at Clarksville
  • Lock & Dam 25 east of Winfield
  • Mingo National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Puxico
  • Old Chain of Rocks Bridge south of I-270, off of Riverview Drive, St. Louis
  • Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary east of West Alton
  • Schell-Osage Conservation Area north of El Dorado Springs
  • Smithville Lake north of Kansas City
  • Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge south of Mound City
  • Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner
  • Table Rock Lake and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery southwest of Branson
  • Truman Reservoir west of Warsaw

Eagle Days Events

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Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:30 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Puxico Activity Center (FEMA Building)
We're celebrating the return of bald eagles to Mingo NWR, Duck Creek CA, and Lake Wappapello. This special event includes the indoor live bald eagle shows from our friends at the World Bird Sanctuary. Programs will be held at the Puxico Activity Center (FEMA building) at 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, and 2:00. Opportunities to view bald eagles in the wild, with the assistance of volunteers and spotting scopes, will be available at the Visitor Center at Lake Wappapello (from 8-10:00am) and 3 locations on Mingo NWR and 1 location at Duck Creek CA during event hours. Mingo Visitors Center will have presentations on the restoration project that took place on the refuge, as well as limited edition prints of the hacking towers. Limit 1 per family. All ages are welcome. No registration required, but eagle shows have a capacity of 400 people.
Registration period: January 11 - February 3
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Winter is a great time to enjoy some of Missouri’s largest birds. Ellis Island, located beside the Mississippi River at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, is where one might view these birds and many more. Bring your binoculars and curiosity along on a hike around Ellis Island as we observe the wildlife and learn about the biology and life history of Bald Eagles, Trumpeter Swans, and Greater White-fronted Geese. Meet at the parking lot on the west end of Ellis Island. Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is located East of Hwy 67 in West Alton, Missouri 63386.
Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 am
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/