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Spotting eagles

In March, eagles migrate up the Mississippi.

An eagle looks for fish at the lock and dam in Genoa, Wis.

© Beth Gauper

Along the Mississippi River, it's a good time to go bird-watching, as migrating eagles begin to return to summer haunts.

What to do: Find eagles by hiking into sloughs along the Mississippi, Chippewa or Black rivers near Trempealeau and Alma, Wis. 

Look for eagles in La Crosse or below dams (pictured, the dam in Genoa, Wis.).

Unfortunately, the National Eagle Center in Wabasha is temporarily closed.

Details: For more, see All eyes on Wabasha.

Last updated on April 6, 2020