Experience the Inspiration

Experience Bald Eagles

The cold winter months of December through March are good times to find and watch bald eagles on the Grant Wood Loop. Since most lakes and rivers freeze over in winter, dams provide areas of open water in which the eagles can fish.

The greatest number of eagles can usually be seen at open-water areas in the mornings as they fly back and forth, searching for their first meal of the day (Dubuque Lock & Dam 11 and Bellevue State Park). Wintering eagles also feed on carrion and later in the day can frequently be seen searching for and feeding on dead deer and other animals in the countryside (Hurstville Interpretive Center). Late in the afternoon, the eagles head to their favorite night roosting areas – places with large trees that provide protection from cold winds and severe weather (Pictured Rocks Park).

VIEW THIS LOOP
Dubuque, IA
Experience Bald Eagles at the Lock & Dam #11
Bellevue, IA
Experience Bald Eagles in Bellevue
Maquoketa, IA
Experience Bald Eagles at the Hurstville Interpretive Center
EXPLORE MORE LOOPS

EXPLORE AREA EXPERIENCES.

Dubuque, IA
Explore the Heritage Trail
Heritage Trail
Maquoketa, IA
Explore Maquoketa’s Wine
Iowa Grape Vines Winery
Baldwin, IA
Experience Iowa’s oldest Estate Winery
Tabor Home Vineyards & Winery
Monticello, IA
Experience Bald Eagles at Pictured Rocks
Pictured Rocks Park
Maquoketa, IA
Experience Bald Eagles at the Hurstville Interpretive Center
Hurstville Interpretive Center
Bellevue, IA
Experience Bald Eagles in Bellevue
Bellevue State Park
SEE MORE EXPERIENCES