17th Anniversary Eagle Watch Weekend

on beautiful Lake Monroe

Fourwinds Resort and Marina

January 27 - January 29, 2017

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What a fantastic weekend we had at Eagle Watch Weekend 2016. The weather was absolutely amazing with highs in the 50s and even 60s the entire weekend. There haven't been many Eagle Watch Weekends when we could sit out on the patio of the Fourwinds and be very comfortable without a jacket. 2016 was one of those years. The Fourwinds resort was amazing and every single one of the participants in this year's event saw multiple bald eagles. In fact, on the Friday morning bird count, we saw a total of ten eagles! What a way to start the weekend ... and it was just the start. By the end of the weekend we had more than 50 sightings of bald eagles and one quick look at a Golden Eagle just to top off the weekend. Final species tally for the weekend was a very respectable 57 species, beating last year's total by eight. (Scroll down to see the entire event list).

Now it's time to look forward to the 17th Anniversary Eagle Watch Weekend being held, once again, at the fabulous Fourwinds Resort and Marina, right on Lake Monroe. Planning has already started and it's beginning to look like it is going to be the best one ever. Check back with us in September and see everything we have in store for the weekend. In the mean time, "Like" us on Facebook and keep up with everything going on with the eagles on and around Lake Monroe, the birdwatching capital of Indiana. See you next January!

Print your own Eagle Watch Weekend Bird Checklist here (PDF Reader required).

Pre-registration for the 17th Annual Eagle Watch Weekend will open this fall!

Walk-ins are always welcome. See you there.


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Just to whet your appetite a little for 2017, here's our list of the birds we saw during the 2016 event:

Greater White-fronted Goose Great Blue Heron Rock Pigeon Carolina Wren
Canada Goose Black Vulture Mourning Dove Eastern Bluebird
Mute Swan Turkey Vulture Red-headed Woodpecker Northern Mockingbird
Wood Duck Bald Eagle Red-bellied Woodpecker European Starling
American Black Duck Red-shouldered Hawk Downy Woodpecker Eastern Towhee
Mallard Red-tailed Hawk Hairy Woodpecker American Tree Sparrow
Northern Pintail Golden Eagle Northern Flicker White-throated Sparrow
Bufflehead American Kestrel Pileated Woodpecker Dark-eyed Junco
Common Goldeneye Merlin Blue Jay Northern Cardinal
Hooded Merganser American Coot American Crow House Finch
Common Merganser Sandhill Crane Horned Lark American Goldfinch
Wild Turkey Killdeer Carolina Chickadee House Sparrow
Common Loon Bonaparte's Gull Tufted Titmouse  
Pied-billed Grebe Ring-billed Gull White-breasted Nuthatch  
Horned Grebe Herring Gull Brown Creeper  

Walk-ins are always welcome. See you there.

Print your own Eagle Watch Weekend Bird Checklist here (PDF Reader required).

While attending Eagle Watch Weekend, please consider staying at the completely remodeled Fourwinds Resort and Marina. They have over 100 rooms at special discount rates just for our Eagle Watch Weekend friends. Call today and tell them, "We're coming to Eagle Watch Weekend!"

1-800-824-BOAT (2628)

All of the birding tours are guided by regional experts. To reduce our carbon footprint, and because parking is limited at some stops, carpools are highly recommended. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars and scopes, and consider being generous with your driver!

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