October 05, 2011 Posted by: Allyson Read, Photograph by Tom Wilson

A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was sited this morning approximately 1 mile downstream of the Johnson Ferry Bridge.  Dennis Teague called in with this exciting report.

Usually this magnificent raptor is seen closer to the Morgan Falls dam, but in recent years the sitings have been from East Palisades and the Devil's racecourse areas of the park.

We do keep an observation log, so if you happen to see, hear, or experience something unique or interesting, please let us know.

Bald Eagle by Tom Wilson

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  1. juan - Cumming,, ga
    May 15, 2015 at 06:46

    We spoted the eagle south of Morgan falls, yesterday morning, May 14. She was being chased what seems to be a couple osprays. Nice white head and tail and brown body!

  2. Brooks - Atlanta
    January 19, 2014 at 02:40

    The words you're looking for are "sighting" and "sighted," not "siting" and "sited." Bald eagles also nest around the Columns Drive area, and can be seen catching fish from the river.

  3. Chris - Atlanta, GA
    December 30, 2013 at 10:43

    I saw a bald eagle 1/2 mile below Powers Fy, around the lower portion of the Devils Racecourse rapids, on Sun. Dec. 1, around 2 p.m. Magificent!

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