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Winter is the perfect time of year here in Illinois for a bald eagle unit study. Each winter, Bald Eagles return to our area of the country to feed on fish found in the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Their migration here starts about mid-December and they leave again around March. This gives us great opportunities to view these majestic creatures.
You can drive along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers and see lots of bald eagles, though they like to congregate where they can easily find their favorite food, fish. That’s why areas near locks and dams are often great places to spot many eagles at one time. When the temperatures dip low enough for the rivers and lakes to freeze, eagles will gather at the dams for the open, ice-free water.
We go out several times each winter to spot eagles in different locations. It is a family tradition that we always look forward to. This year, we added a little extra eagle study to prepare us for our adventures. Here are some of the resources I found to help you make your own bald eagle unit study. (Some links are affiliate links.)
Bald Eagle Unit Study Websites
Eagle creature feature from Kids National Geographic
Bald Eagle facts from the San Diego Zoo
Notebooking, Lapbooking and Printables
Eagle printable notebooking pages from Activity Village
Eagle printable notebooking pages from Homeschool Helper Online
Printable eagle research printables for young learners
Eagle printable lapbook from Homeschool Share
Animal report printable from The Homeschool Scientist
Bald Eagle crafts for young learners from DLTK Kids