VIDEO REPORT: 26th Annual Eagle Watching Days

By: Britni McDonald
By: Britni McDonald

Posted Friday, January 18, 2013--- 5:40 p.m.

"You see one eagle and see it soaring, you'll remember that the rest of your life. It's something majestic, especially if you see an adult with a white head," said Richard Siltala, a bird watcher from Baraboo.

Groups gather along Sauk Prairie River in hopes of getting that one majestic sighting.

With an eagle's wing span of six to seven feet, they're not hard to spot. The overlook in Prairie Du Sac is a perfect place to watch them soar.

Sightings are becoming more frequent. The national bird was an endangered species years ago and has since made a remarkable recovery.

Just within the last year, numbers have more than doubled with the Department of Natural Resources' count at 434, compared to just 186 last year-- the third highest recorded in 25 years.

"They've made a tremendous comeback," said John Keefe, president of the Ferry Bluff Eagle Council.

The Bald Eagle Watching Days take place Friday, January 18 through Saturday, January 19 with several events. You can find them here:

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