Above: Bald Eagle flying over Squam Lake.

Holderness, NH – From 1988 until 1996 there was only one known nesting location of Bald Eagles in New Hampshire. Today there are more than 70 territorial pair of Bald Eagles in the state with the population increasing annually. In 2017, New Hampshire Fish & Game removed the Bald Eagle from New Hampshire’s list of endangered and threatened wildlife.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center’s Executive Director Iain MacLeod, leads an excursion to find these incredible birds around the Lakes Region. Iain will share the natural history and adaptations of these majestic birds, the story of how this national symbol of freedom was almost lost, and what has led to their comeback. Participants will carpool to viewing sites. The Science center has binoculars available or participants may bring their own. Dress to be outside and wear insulated snow boots and warm layers.

Winter Bald Eagle Watching is for adults and families with children ages 12 and over and is offered Saturday, February 1 and Saturday, February 15, both from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

For all upcoming events and more information, please visit nhnature.org.