Immature bald eagles. Kaukauna Community News photo by Dan Plutchak
Immatire bald eagles. KCN file photo.


KAUKAUNA — Majestic bald eagles and hundreds of visitors will converge Saturday at Kaukauna’s 1000 Islands Environmental Center for the annual Eagle Days celebration.

The free, family event takes place Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Kaukauna, with something for everyone, including eagle viewing along the Fox River, live bald eagle presentations and a storybook walk.

New for 2022, kids can take on the the bald eagle obstacle course. See the full schedule of events here.

NOTE: 1000 Islands will once again host in-person live bald eagle programs by the National Eagle Center, but due to a reduced building capacity, pre-registration will be required through Eventbrite HERE.


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SCHEDULE

7:00 AM – Sunrise Eagle Viewing*

Viewing at the 1000 Islands Fishing Pier, Nelson Overlook or at Ahlstrom-Munksjo’s Technology Support Ctr., Thilmany Road. Naturalists or volunteers will be at this viewing to assist in spotting and observing eagles along with answering questions.

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM  A Storybook Walk and Adventure

You can read the book ”A Bald Eagle’s World”  by Caroline Arnold on our kid-friendly boardwalk trail. Reading stations will be set up along the boardwalk for a self-guided walk to read a page or two at each station to read the entire book.

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Eagle Information and Children’s Obstacle Course

Naturalists will be available to answer your eagle questions, along with eagle activity bags for children to take home and complete, free hot chocolate to warm you up and Eagle related gift shop items to purchase.

Outside you will find fun activities where kids can try out their skills as a bald eagle on our Bald Eagle Obstacle Course.

9:00 AM – Mid-morning Eagle Viewing*

A naturalists or volunteers will be at the same viewing locations as the Sunrise Viewing.

10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, or 3:00 PM  Live Bald Eagle Presentation by the National Eagle Ctr., Wabasha, MN.

Watch a live eagle presentation and learn about their biology, ecology, natural history & cultural connections. You must pre-register for this presentation. To register for one of the time periods, please click here.

Live Bald Eagle Program Registration

In order to stay within the reduced building capacity, all individuals will require registration regardless of age.

2:00 PM – Mid-afternoon Eagle Viewing*

A naturalist or volunteers will be at the same viewing locations as the sunrise viewing.

4:00 PM – Sunset Eagle Viewing*

A naturalist or volunteers will be at the same viewing locations as the sunrise viewing.

*Eagles can be seen any time of the day, but at sunrise & sunset they are more active as they are looking for food. Viewing is dependent mainly by the weather. All viewing is outside; dress appropriately & bring binoculars or a spotting scope.

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By staff