a great Bald Eagle against a blue sky

The Bald Eagles Have Landed in the Columbia River Gorge

A convocation of Eagles

Bald Eagle populations were on the brink of extinction due partly to pesticide use. In 1963 there were 487 breeding pairs in the entire lower 48 states. Today there are over 1300 in Washington and Oregon. Bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food and the Columbia River provides an excellent food source. Westrick Park, near the dam and across from the visitor center, seems to be a favorite winter vacation spot.

The Dalles Dam 12th Annual Eagle Watch

Avid birders will sometimes have their scopes set up for up close viewing of the majestic eagles along the river’s edge. It’s cold along the river, Dress accordingly and be prepared for possible snow and ice on the trails that take you down for a closer look at the convocation of Eagles on the water’s edge.

This FREE event is accessible to visitors with disabilities.
We encourage you to bring your own scopes, cameras and binoculars.
All activities will take place outside and follow COVID safety guidelines, so please dress appropriately.

Event Dates:
Friday, January 21 – 10am to 3pm
Saturday, January 22 – 10am to 3pm
Friday, January 28 – 10am to 3pm
Saturday, January 29 – 10am to 3pm

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center will have educational raptor presentations on site.

In The Dalles Downtown you’ll find great restaurants, brew pubs, shopping, and wineries. While there take a walk about an see some of the awesome murals

Reserve your stay at Hood River Bed and Breakfast and plan to spend a day in The Dalles.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.