South Dakota Bald Eagle Awareness Days         Bald Eagle Awareness Days
Welcome to the Bald Eagle Awareness Days Website!

This annual event is a joint effort by conservation agencies and organizations to increase public involvement and awareness concerning bald eagles and other raptors.

Bald eagles are found only in North America. The bald eagle is the symbol of our nation, chosen because of its majestic and graceful appearance and its aura of power and wildness. When we realized that the bald eagle was rapidly disappearing because of human activities, a nationwide outpouring of support began to save the species. Such support was instrumental in the passage of the Bald Eagle Protection Act of 1940. Protection and recovery of rare species were strengthened with the passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973. The bald eagle is not only our national symbol, but also a symbol of our ability to save and conserve species.

Native American name for Bald Eagle is anúnkasan.

Bald Eagle Awareness Days 2017 Events
Bald Eagle Awareness Days will be celebrating its 25th year of entertainment and education by emphasizing the need for conservation and appreciation of bald eagles and other birds of prey. This February, educators from The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota will again be presenting programs featuring live birds of prey open and free to the public at the following locations.

Thursday, February 23
The Outdoor Campus East
2500 S. Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD
6:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 25
Ramkota River Center
920 W Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 25
The Outdoor Campus West
4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City. SD
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Live presentation by The Black Hills Raptor Center at 1 p.m.

 Bald Eagle Awareness Days

 Watching Eagles


 Educational Activities

Download an eagle brochure (PDF file) by clicking here. Brochures can be obtained from the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks at 523 East Capitol Avenue in Pierre, South Dakota 57501.  If you have questions or comments, email or call the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks at (605) 773-4229.