Get closeup views of bald eagles — the national bird and some of the largest raptors in North America — online and at these Georgia nature centers.
Berry College – Perhaps Georgia’s most well-known eagles live in Rome at Berry College, home to a family of bald eagles. Children and adults can keep track of the family through the college’s webcam, featuring live video of the nest of the birds.
Chattahoochee Nature Center – Acres of land on the banks of the Chattahoochee River are a refuge for numerous birds, including eagles. The Chattahoochee Nature Center hosts festivals and events throughout the year, including the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, happening in 2016 on June 4.
Elachee Nature Science Center – Nestled halfway between Lake Lanier and downtown Gainesville, the Elachee Nature Science Center provides a learning experience for young and old. From rocks to raptors, there is always something to explore, especially at the annual Raptor Fest, happening in 2016 on March 12, when you can see a number of birds of prey, including a bald eagle.
Center for Wildlife Education and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center – At the Raptor Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, visitors are welcome to view live wild animals throughout its 17 acres. The destination is home to two bald eagles, Freedom and Glory, as well as a golden eagle named Phoenix.
Eileen Falkenberg-Hull is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.