According to WPR, winter is the best time to scout bald eagles. They are restricted to territory near open water where they can hunt. Several nature preserves across Wisconsin have begun offering bald eagle events in February to capitalize. Katie Krouse, Program Director at the Ridges, says the sanctuary is not offering similar programming, but there is no shortage of bald eagles in the area.
A different type of raptor takes center stage this weekend. Friday night, the Ridges is conducting an owl prowl twilight hike, and Saturday is the fifth annual Owl-O-Rama.