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Old 03-25-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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If you've got a few spare minutes....
http://webcams.dnr.state.mn.us/eagle/
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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We have a nest 90 yards away out our front window. Watched the whole process all summer long last year, from sitting on the egg all the way to the immature flying away... on Sept. 11. The Eagles seem to nest there about every 3 years or so. Funny thing is we don't have a single photo of these happenings, we should start doing this stuff.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:59 PM   #3
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We used to follow the migration at Lake Erie, near Dunnville when we lived out that way. It was about a 30 mile trip one way. No guarantee we'd see any, so not very reliable. We did see a few over the years.

Now we just drive down the St. Clair River which is a lot closer. They were on the ice on the river a few weeks ago. About half a dozen assorted shapes and sizes, mostly bald eagles, but there may have been one or two golden eagles, or just some immature balds.

5 years ago while stuck in rush hour traffic, we saw one on a causeway between the mainland and St. Pete's Beach sitting on a lamppost. Struck us as odd back then, but we also saw one on top of a hydro line tower, in the interior of Florida between Miami and Ft. Myers, on a different trip, so it appears it's not that unusual after all, after we did some further research.

We'd love to visit some of the more mainstream migration routes. I've heard the Quad Cities area is a good place to see them in the late Winter.

90 yards from our front window would be OK, too.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:20 PM   #4
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The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota is a good place to go. Wabasha is on the Mississippi River at the last point that doesn't freeze over in the winter. Most of the Bald Eagles congregate there and you can see hundreds at one time. The Center itself is interesting with lots of exhibits, demonstrations and I think at least 5 eagles in captivity you can see up close. Other than that then you would have to go to Haines, Alaska for a similar exhibit.
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Thanks. Excellent suggestion. Good website, too. Looks like a bucket list addition for us.
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They just showed an update on the local news. One of the eggs hatched today, it appears.
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I picked up the webcam link from Twitter earlier today, and that was mentioned on the tweet.
Eagles and tweets, how oddly appropriate?

We have been within 50 miles of the NEC twice, once in 2010 and again in 2011. Didn't know it was there. We'd also like to visit some of the wolf and bear sanctuaries out west nearer to the Rockies. I'd also like to spend some more time at the Elk Refuge near Jackson, WY.
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You can go to Ely, Minnesota and hit up both the North American Bear Center and the International Wolf Center. This is the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:32 PM   #9
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I had seen the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary in Orr, MN when searching a while back, and thought Orr was a bit remote, but Ely is almost in Canada, too. Do they speak Canadian there?

Both of those places for wolves/bears look interesting, but I'm having some difficulty getting their posted street addresses to resolve in my Garmin. Google maps places them in different spots than the Garmin (maps are current in the Garmin). I think it may be because they all use numeric, generic, highway numbers as their addresses. I managed to get the wolf one figured out, but the bear one is a toss up.

I often wonder why they don't just post their GPS co-ordinates and simplify locating them.
I guess if you make it to Ely or Orr, you can fall back on signage to find them.
Thanks again for the suggestions.

EDIT: I let the Garmin find the places by name, and it seems to know where they are.
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They are both on the main drag in Ely. The Bear center is just west of town and the wolf center is east of town. You can't miss them once you are there. Ely is not that big. It is a starting point to go into the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area.
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