National Eagle Center

About National Eagle Center

Our Mission: The world's premier resource for impactful eagle education and experiences.

The National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. We are home to non-releasable bald and golden eagles. During a visit to the National Eagle Center, you can experience these magnificent creatures up close.

The Upper Mississippi River Valley is home to hundreds of bald eagles. Many choose to build their nests in the tall trees along the river valley. Hundreds more bald eagles arrive here in the winter months, as the Mississippi River remains open around Wabasha year round.

This unique area is home to both North American eagle species, the bald eagle and the golden eagle. Golden eagles can be seen here in winter months, though rarely close to the river. We continue to learn more about golden eagles in this region through our Golden Eagle Project.

Eaglewatch, Inc. dba National Eagle Center is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.


Raptor Care Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Wabasha, MN
“I loved the work environment at the National Eagle Center (NEC). The other employees and volunteers were very nice and fun to work and answered questions that I had. This internship offered a lot of hands on learning that could be applied into a future career; things like how to interact with the public, how to handle tougher questions, and what work ethic and mannerisms are expected in this field. I've greatly improved on my public speaking skills in a relaxed and more "official" setting; I would answer questions in the Super Mew which was more casual and I would provide sit down programs more "official". I learned more about the behind the scenes care for raptors that can no longer be released into the wild, as the NEC is not a rehabilitation center. This opportunity truly showed me that I am going into the right profession because I absolutely loved every minute of it and learn more about myself along the way. ”
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