Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

Join us for the 22nd Annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

in Haines, Alaska! November 14th-20th 2016

Please note we have changed our Festival to take place one week later to allow folks to be home for the Presidential Election this year. 

Click on the "Bald Eagle Festival"  button above on the tool

bar for the drop down list of Pages.

We have expanded our Festival to a week long celebration! 


Ryan Alexander, the Director of Photography for The Outdoor Channel's hit TV series Inside Passage Alaska, filmed this video during the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival! If you ever wondered what it is like check out this video!  In this episode, Ryan captures The Valley of the Eagles in Haines, Alaska where over 3000 Bald Eagles gather in the early fall and winter. Explore this river valley and come face to beak with this majestic bird as you venture into the winter wonderland of Haines. Join us this November! Click this link to watch the video!  The Outdoor Channel filmed the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival!


The American Bald Eagle Foundation and the people of Haines welcome you to the 2016 Alaska Bald Eagle Festival! Festival activities are held at the American Bald Eagle Foundation, conveniently located at the corner of Second Avenue and the Haines Highway. Here you will attend photography workshops, live raptor presentations with our resident raptors . Guest speakers and presentations & Artist of the Year demonstrations to name a few!  

Daily buses and vans will carry you safely to the Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve to witness the annual "Gathering of the Eagles.” At this time of year up to 3-4000 eagles can be found in the preserve feeding on a late run of salmon. The Festival includes evening presentations, so you don't miss a minute of daylight at the Chilkat Eagle Preserve! 

The American Bald Eagle Photographers workshop will be  offered. A 5 Day photography workshop will be offered  with a limit of 12 students with instructors to provide more one-on-one  attention. Our photography workshops include transportation to the Eagle Preserve. Seats are limited to provide hands-on lessons. Workshops include lunch in the field. These workshops sell out each year so sign up early and reserve your seat!   Stay tuned for details! 

We are planning to have at least two Eagles who have gone through rehabilatation and are ready to be released back to the wild during the Festival! Bird TLC with be bringing the Eagles  from the rehab center. Join us for a live auction to have the thrill of being able to release an Eagle!  

Flight for Freedom Eagle Release

Travel to the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival.pdf

Photo of the Year Contest

 Guided Eagle Viewing

Photography Workshop

  Banquets, Live Birds,  Animal Presentations, 

                  Chocolate  Buffet! 

Entertainment & Tour Activities

  Flight for Freedom  Banquet & Auction!!

For Travel information        

                                                      Click here for Haines Visitor Guide                 


 Aspen Hotel is offering a "Bald Eagle Festival Rate"

Mention this when you call!

The Captains Choice Motel will be offering discount rates during the festival Just mention Bald  

                                                        Eagle Festival for the special rate     



  Hotels, Motels & B&B's                               

                                                                        The Alaska Marine Highway video                                                                                              for Reservations on the Ferry 

 Thank you for your past support, we appreciate it more than we can say! In an effort to give back and promote our supporters this year we are writing to invite you to participate in our local businesses “Bazaar”. 

Flight For Freedom Donation request 2015.pdf

Thank you to our our Sponsor Alaska Seaplanes who donated the flights for our release Eagles and 2 Staff members to  be released during the Festival!!