Bald Eagles

Eagles are a regular sight over most of the lakes in St. Germain. The cold winter months of December through February are good times to find and watch bald eagles in Wisconsin.

Since lakes and rivers freeze over in winter, dams and power plants provide areas of open water in which the eagles can fish.The greatest number of bald eagles can usually be seen at open-water areas in the mornings as they fly back and forth, searching for their first meal of the day.

Wintering eagles also feed on carrion and later in the day can frequently be seen searching for and feeding on dead deer and other animals. Once a carcass is located, several eagles often congregate to feed.

Late in the afternoon, the eagles head to their favorite night roosting areas — places with large trees that provide protection from cold winds and severe weather.