Photo © Marilyn Williams

Bald Eagle Awareness Days

Bald Eagle Awareness Days is an annual event jointly organized by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serivce to increase public involvement and awareness concerning bald eagles and other raptors native to South Dakota

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. Conservation efforts led to the Bald Eagle being removed from the Federal Endangered species list in 2007 and from South Dakota’s State Threatened list in 2015.  The bald eagle is not only our national symbol, but also a symbol of our ability to save and conserve species.

Bald Eagle Awareness Days Events

Visit for future special events.

Support Bald Eagle Education and Rehabilitation
Eagle Viewing
Injured Bird of Prey