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Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey

  • UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve 2000 University Bay Drive Madison, WI, 53705 United States (map)

**Due to frigid temps predicted for Saturday, this field trip is rescheduled for Sunday, January 7. Same time, same place, just more pleasant weather!**

Come out and start your New Year’s resolution to get more exercise and do more birding by counting wintering Bald Eagles on Lake Mendota with the Madison Audubon Society!

The Mid-winter Bald Eagle Survey is federal count that has been going on since 1979 to survey the overall health of population in the lower 48 states.  

Bring your binoculars, cameras, scopes, and dress warmly for about a two-mile walk. 

Event is rain or shine. Meet at the entrance to Picnic Point (free weekend parking lot is across the street).

Contact Drew Cashman at or 850-7264 to register or for more information. 


Bald eagle family in nest, photo by Arlene Koziol

Bald eagle family in nest, photo by Arlene Koziol


Check out our new citizen science program, Bald Eagle Nest Watch! Adopt a bald eagle nest, watch a bald eagle family grow!


Header photo by Monica Hall

Earlier Event: January 1
New Year's Sunrise at Faville Grove
Later Event: February 11
Mid-Winter Snowshoe at Faville Grove