• Post Falls Dam

  • Photographed by Tom Holman

One of the most enjoyable methods of viewing the eagles is from November through February a migrating population of bald eagles visits the Lake Coeur d' Alene area to feed on spawning kokanee salmon. The eagles gather in the trees at the mouth of the streams and feed heavily on the dying salmon as they come to the surface after completing their life cycle.

The BLM began counting bald eagles around Wolf Lodge Bay in 1974. The number of eagles returning to this area varies from year to year.

Suggested viewing areas: Higgins Point, Mineral Ridge Boat Ramp, Mineral Ridge Trailhead 

Directions: About 11 miles east of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Take US-90 east from Coeur d'Alene for eight miles to Wolf Lodge Bay (exit 22), then south on Highway 97 for three miles.

Tags: Eagle watching, Birding

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