Sunrise Eagle Viewing*
Sunrise is at 7:16 AM and it is a great time to catch some of the best Eagle activity. Viewing at the 1000 Islands Fishing Pier, Nelson Overlook or at the Ahlstrom Technology Support Ctr., Thilmany Rd., Kaukauna (North side of Fox River). Naturalists and/or volunteers will be at these viewing sites to assist you to spot and observe Eagles and answer your questions.
Map of Viewing Sites: Eagle Viewing Map 1000 Islands Sites (PDF)
Note: Volunteers will be available at the viewing sites from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but the sunrise and sunset viewings are highly encouraged.
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Eagle Information, Children’s Obstacle Course, Food and Beverages
Free activities inside the Nature Center building and outside will include hands-on eagle activities, an eagle craft, coloring contest, door prizes and more! Naturalists will be available all day to answer your Eagle questions.
Try your skills as a Bald Eagle on our Bald Eagle Obstacle Course.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day thanks to the Friends of 1000 Islands.
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Storybook Walk and Adventure (At the Kaukauna Public Library)
Walk along the river to enjoy some Eagle sightings and read the book On Eagle Cove by Jane Yolen. Reading stations will be set up for a self-guided walk to read a page or two at each station to read the entire book. Stop inside the library to look at the variety of books on Bald Eagles.
10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, or 3:00 PM
Live Bald Eagle Presentation by the National Eagle Ctr., Wabasha, MN
Join us for an opportunity to see a live Bald Eagle up close and learn about the Eagle’s biology, ecology, natural history & cultural connections in an engaging and entertaining presentation.
4:00 PM – Sunset Eagle Viewing*
Viewing at the 1000 Islands Fishing Pier, Nelson Overlook or at Ahlstrom Technology Support Ctr., Thilmany Rd., Kaukauna (North side of river). Naturalists and/or volunteers will be at these viewing sites to assist you to spot and observe Eagles along with answer your questions.
*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.