USFWS Offices and Refuges Near You

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you »


Conserving the Nature of America

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Places to See Bald Eagles and Bald Eagle Images



There are many areas in the Midwest and the United States to see bald eagles.


An adult bald eagle lands on a rocky lakeshore to join two juvenile bald eagles.

Bald eagles feed on the Nooksack River, Washington State.

Photo by Mick Thompson, Creative Commons.

Visit the "American Bald Eagle Information" website (not affiliated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) to find the names and locations of many of these areas nationwide.


The US Fish and Wildlife Service National Refuge System - Nationwide

National Wildlife Refuge System

includes more than 560 refuges, 38 wetland management districts and other protected areas encompassing 150 million acres of land and water from the Caribbean to the remote Pacific. Bald and Golden eagles can be seen at many

of your national refuge lands.

National Eagle Center - Wabasha, Minnesota

The National Eagle Center, located on 1000 feet of Mississippi shoreline, is open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and a river deck is also open 24/7 for eagle observation. The Mississippi River at Wabasha is a favorite over-wintering area for hundreds of bald eagles, as well as home to countless year-round resident eagles.

There is a new 14,000 square-foot visitor center. Live education eagles are viewed close up in a cage-free viewing area, and staff provide information and answer questions. Visitors are encouraged to take photos, and eagle education programs are given several times a day.


Summer Eagle Viewing



Winter Eagle Viewing



Eagle Nest Cameras

Cameras that provide live coverage of nesting eagles to the Internet are popular educational tool. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has developed guidance for the use of cameras at bald eagle nests.


Note: These nest cameras are not maintained by the Fish and Wildlife service (this includes the FWS Nest camera, which is managed by a non-FWS site). We do not control the content or policies of the site you are about to visit. You should always check site policies before providing personal information or reusing content.


US Fish and Wildlife Nest Camera

Location: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Decorah Nest Camera

Location: Decorah, Iowa

Minnesota DNR Nest Camera

Location: South Central Minnesota

Upper Mississippi River Nest Camera

Location: Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Lock and Dam 13, Fulton IL

American Eagle Foundation Nest Cameras

Location: 4 different nest cameras in Tennessee, Florida, and Washington D.C.


Bald Eagle Images

Find more eagle pictures on our Flickr Midwest and Flickr National page!


Bald eagle taking fish from water