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Where to see bald eagles in (almost) every state

By Amanda Hulsey of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 50: According to the state’s department of conservation, if you’re looking for bald eagles in Alabama, this lake near Waterloo is one of your best bets. (Where there are fish, there are eagles. Though, their diet can include other things.) Another good spot? Lake Guntersville State Park, which hosts seasonal Eagle Awareness weekends. Though winter is the prime time to spot plentiful migrating eagles, the area’s permanent nesting pairs sometimes make themselves visible in the summer. “What I find the most fascinating about bald eagles is how complex they can be,” Slusher says. “They will congregate with other bald eagles at feeding grounds and in roosting areas. But during nesting season they will defend their territory and nest, with very little tolerance for other eagles.”For more great travel guides and vacation tips, sign up for our free newsletters.

Alabama: Pickwick Lake

According to the state’s department of conservation, if you’re looking for bald eagles in Alabama, this lake near Waterloo is one of your best bets. (Where there are fish, there are eagles. Though, their diet can include other things.) Another good spot? Lake Guntersville State Park, which hosts seasonal Eagle Awareness weekends. Though winter is the prime time to spot plentiful migrating eagles, the area’s permanent nesting pairs sometimes make themselves visible in the summer. “What I find the most fascinating about bald eagles is how complex they can be,” Slusher says. “They will congregate with other bald eagles at feeding grounds and in roosting areas. But during nesting season they will defend their territory and nest, with very little tolerance for other eagles.”

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