The Balde Eagle Festival for 2010, has turned into an
educational event for Area Schools presented by the
National Park Service. Not open to the Public. The future
of The Balde Eagle Festival is pending. See Article here
Welcome to the Grand Coulee Dam Area..
Anytime this Winter is a Great time
to View these Magnificent Birds.
Bald Eagles Begin Arriving in November &
Stay through March.
” As you listen to the quiet ….you can hear the Eagles Talking. ”
The Purpose of the Balde Eagle Festival is toshow case the wintering Bald Eagles in the
Grand Coulee Dam Area and to promote the
natural beauty of the Grand Coulee Dam Area.
There are now quite a significant number of
Bald Eagles wintering in the GCD area with upwards of 300 of these magnificent birds at times. Their main roosting area is Northrup Canyon, a part of Steamboat Rock State Park, along the south wall
in the pine and fir trees that are there. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the State Park have jointly developed an Eagle Viewing Site including two small parking lots along the road that accesses Northrup Canyon off ofState highway 155, approx.
7 miles South of Grand Coulee. There is an improved trail across from the parking that winds up a knoll that is in the center of the canyon. At the end of this trail is the actual viewing site. It is highly recommended that you bring a good pair of field glasses or a spotting scope and of course you should dress warm for it may be cold (freezing or below). Photo by Dennis King
Special Thanks to the Volunteers & Participants who joined
our 7th Balde Eagle celebration & made it a Success !
Remember the Binoculars or your Spotting Scope for Close – Up viewing. and
your Warm clothes: A Heavy Coat, Gloves and aHat for nature walks.
Also, Remember the Camera!
Quick Facts: Did you know Adult Eagles have
wingspans which are up to Seven feet from tip to tip !
After the young eagles learn to fly, they gradually leave
their roost & begin four years of adolescence that will cover
1000′s of miles over much of Western North America.