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The journey back for the bald eagle, and where to find them in Iowa

Two bald eagles pick at a carcass in water. Bald eagles have expanded their territory to many areas across Iowa as they look for a habitat of trees, lakes, rivers and streams. (Photo by Mike Fredrickson)

Winter into the early days of March are a great time for Iowans throughout the state to enjoy witnessing bald eagles, the national symbol of our country.
During this time, many eagles from northern states and Canada migrate south to find food. Traditionally, the highest concentration of eagles in the Midwest is along the Mississippi River with anywhere from 4,000 to 7,000 bald eagles wintering along the Mississippi, from the Twin Cities in Minnesota to 50 miles south of St. Louis.

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