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Bald eagle numbers soaring -- Places to spot wintering eagles

From the National Wildlife Federation

-- Bald eagles are one of the most recognizable birds in the United States, and they can be seen in every state except Hawaii.  

Years of successful conservation efforts have resulted in the bald being removed from the endangered species list in 2007.  National Wildlife Federation presents a list—divided alphabetically by every state—of to spot the wintering birds of prey.
 
Some states have several sites where eagles congregate in large numbers. Others have only one or two locations where a few of the birds are spotted each year. Check out the list of popular eagle hangouts for every state.

Alabama
Lake Guntersville State Park, (256) 571-5440 or www.alapark.com/lakeguntersville/

Alaska
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, (907) 465-4563 or http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/eagleprv.htm

Arizona
Mormon Lake, (928) 527-3600 or www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/mormon_lake/index.shtml

Arkansas
Beaver Lake, (479) 636-1210 or www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/beaver/

California
Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge, (530) 667-2231 or www.fws.gov/klamathbasinrefuges/

Colorado
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, (719) 589-4021 or www.fws.gov/alamosa/

Connecticut
Connecticut River Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

Delaware
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, (302) 653-9345 or www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook/

Florida
Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area: Prairie Lakes Unit, (407) 436-1818 or http://myfwc.com/Recreation/View_Destinations_site-c16.htm

Georgia
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, (912) 496-7836 or www.fws.gov/okefenokee/

Hawaii
Bald eagles are found in every state but Hawaii.  Visit www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Library/Birds/Bald-Eagle.aspx to learn more about typical lifespan, habitat, and threats to the raptors. 
 
Idaho
Lake Coeur d'Alene/Wolf Lodge Bay, (877) 782-9232 or www.idahobyways.gov/byways/lake-coeur-d-alene.aspx

Illinois
Cedar Glen Eagle Roost at www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/illinois/preserves/art1114.html

Indiana
Monroe Lake, (812) 837-9546 or www.eaglesatlakemonroe.com/

Iowa
Keokuk Riverfront Area and Lock and Dam 19, (800) 383-1219 or www.keokukiowatourism.org/lock.htm

Kansas
Perry Reservoir, (620) 672-5911 or www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/Fishing/Where-to-Fish-in-Kansas/Fishing-Locations-Public-Waters/Region-2/Perry-Reservoir

Kentucky
Ballard Wildlife Management Area, (502) 224-2244 or www.wildlifeviewingareas.com/wv-app/ParkDetail.aspx?ParkID=242

Louisiana
White Kitchen Preserve, (225) 338-1040 or www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/louisiana/preserves/art6854.html

Maine
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, (207) 454 -7161 or www.fws.gov/northeast/moosehorn/

Maryland
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, (410) 228-2677 or www.fws.gov/blackwater/

Massachusetts
Quabbin Reservoir, (413) 323-7221 or www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/quabbin.htm

Michigan
Erie Marsh, (517) 316-0300 or www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/michigan/preserves/art16985.html

Minnesota
Voyageurs National Park, (218) 283-6600 or www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm

Mississippi
Nelson Dewey State Park, (608) 725-5855 or www.cassville.org/nelsondewey.html

Missouri
Sandy Island Natural History Area, (314) 968-1105

Montana
Hauser Lake, (406) 454-5840 or http://goldwest.visitmt.com/listings/13835.htm

Nebraska
Kingsley Dam, (402) 471-0641 or http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/nebland/articles/wildlife/eaglewatch.asp

Nevada
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, (702) 293-8906 or www.nps.gov/lame/index.htm

New Hampshire
Adams Point Wildlife Management Area, (603) 271-2461 or www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Wildlife/WMA_maps/NH_WMA_map_Adams_Point.pdf

New Jersey
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, (570) 426-2452 or www.nps.gov/dewa/index.htm

New Mexico
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, (505) 248-6911 or www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/newmex/bosque/

New York
Mongaup Falls Reservoir, (845) 557-6162 or www.eagleinstitute.org/contactus/contactus.php

North Carolina
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, (919) 733-4181 or www.ncparks.gov/Visit/main.php

North Dakota
Riverdale Wildlife Management Area, (701) 328-6300 or http://gf.nd.gov/about/contactus.html

Ohio
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, (419) 898-0014 or www.fws.gov/midwest/ottawa/

Oklahoma
Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, (580) 626-4794 or www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/oklahoma/saltplains/

Oregon
Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge, (530) 667-2231 or www.fws.gov/klamathbasinrefuges/bearvalley/bearvalley.html

Pennsylvania
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, (717) 787-1323 or www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/dep_home/5968

Rhode Island
Scituate Reservoir, (401) 222-6800 or www.dem.ri.gov/index.htm

South Carolina
ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge, (404) 679-7154 or www.fws.gov/acebasin/

South Dakota
Karl E. Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, (605) 487-7603 or www.fws.gov/lakeandes/mundt/

Tennessee
Reelfoot Lake State Park, (731) 253-9652 or www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/ReelfootLake/ 
 
Texas
Lake Fork Reservoir, www.lakeforktexas.com/

Utah
Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, (435) 545-2522 or www.fws.gov/ouray/

Vermont
Harriman Station, (603) 448-2200

Virginia
Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, (703) 490-4979 or www.fws.gov/masonneck/index.html

Washington
Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural Area, (360) 445-4441 or www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/skagit-wsr/overview/serbna-map.shtml

West Virginia
South Branch of the Potomac River, Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, (304) 424-0736 or www.potomaceagle.info/index.php

Wisconsin
Nelson Dewey State Park, (608) 725-5374 or http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/nelsondewey/

Wyoming
Buffalo Bill State Park, (307) 587-9227 or http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/SiteInfo.asp?siteID=3

For a complete list online, visit www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Birds/Archives/2005/Where-the-Eagles-Are.aspx#WebExclusive

To watch other wildlife at this time of year, check out NWF’s Wildlife Watch website at www.nwf.org/wildlifewatch/.

National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. Visit www.nwf.org.

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