Eagle Days 2024
At 1000 Islands (Free Family Events)
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)
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.
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.
At the KAUKAUNA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Free Family Events)
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM A Storybook Walk and Adventure Walk along the river 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. Visit each station to read the entire book.
11:00 – 11:45 AM Honoring the Eagle: A Cultural Presentation Kim Cackowski, Kaukauna Public Library’s Native American Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will share why the American Bald Eagle is highly revered and considered sacred along with what they represent to Native Americans.
12:00 – 12:45 PM Wildlife Rehab Detective and Live Birds Presentation Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a wildlife rehab detective? Help solve some of the rehab cases Wildlife of Wisconsin (W.O.W.) has dealt with, as well as learn how you can protect the animals yourself. W.O.W. will also have a few of their live rehab birds for you to see. Compare your wingspan to that of an Eagle’s, and the children can take home a simple DIY Eagle related craft.