If you’ve never seen a bald eagle in the wild, then what are you waiting for? You don’t need to go to Alaska or the Great Lakes. Missouri is the winter home to thousands of bald eagles migrating from northern states. Open waterways for fishing and a taste for migrating waterfowl make our state a winter haven for eagles. Special activities and spotting scopes will be set up for your eagle viewing pleasure.
See a live eagle up close presented by Dickerson Park Zoo on the hour Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located 90 miles north of Kansas City near Mound City, Mo. Find more information, including a map of the refuge, on the Squaw Creek Eagle Days flyer.
One of the positive aspects of colder weather is waterfowl migrating south to warmer waters — bringing bald eagles with them! Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Mound City, Missouri typically hosts hundreds of eagles each winter, and their December Eagle Days are a wonderful opportunity to get to know these majestic birds.
Visitor Center and Eagle Displays are open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and include videos and brochures. Be sure to pick up a free eagle print for your group.
Live Eagle Programs are given each hour on the hour.Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m, Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Eagle Viewing Station and Refuge Auto Tour are open from sunrise to sunset. Spotting scopes are set up as you enter the refuge and staff will be ready to help you see an eagle in the wild.
You can follow current bird counts on the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Facebook page.
Learn more about the Refuge on their website.