Thousands Of Bald Eagles Flock To The Mississippi River In Iowa And You’ve Got To See It With Your Own Eyes

Every winter, America’s national bird puts on a big show in Iowa. The state is located in the heart of the Mississippi Flyway, a major migration route for countless birds. In fact, about 40 percent of North American migrating waterfowl and shorebirds use this route.

You’ll also find large raptors along the flyway, including thousands of bald eagles that winter along the river. You‘ll find them gathered near the river’s system of locks and dams and Clinton, Iowa is a prime place to view these majestic birds.

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Looking for more places to see bald eagles? Consider a trip to the riverside Iowa Town of Le Claire.

Address: Clinton, IA, USA