We've seen bald eagles at the zoo before, but never in the wild. When we heard about a nearby eagles nest located at Walborn Reservoir in Alliance we had to check it out.
There was a park volunteer with a spotting scope set up at the observation deck when we arrived. This allowed us to get a great view of the eagles. The picture above was taken on a phone that was held up to the spotting scope. You can see the two adult eagles perched by the nest, and the baby eaglet laying on top of the nest.
Helpful Tip: Because the nest is probably 1/4 mile from the observation deck, you will want to bring binoculars or a spotting scope so you can get a better view of the eagles and the activity in the nest.
Parking and Observation Deck Location
You cannot get to the location of the Eagle's Nest from the main entrance of the Stark County Park District-Walborn Reservoir. Instead you will find a road leading to the Parking Lot off Marlboro Ave NE. There will be a sign on Marlboro Ave NE pointing you to the direction of the Eagle's nest.
Once parked, you only need to walk a short distance to the observation deck.
Helpful Tip: Use 13600 Marlboro Ave NE, Alliance, OH 44601 as the address in your GPS. This should take you close to the point on Marlboro Ave NE where you will see the sign and can turn down the drive to the parking lot.
Seeing Bald Eagles at Walborn Reservoir
According to the Eagle Report, the eagle's at Walborn Reservoir have been returning to the nest since 2005. The eagle's arrive each year in the January / February time frame and typically stay until the end of the summer. Visitors are welcome to come visit the observation area at any point during the day from dawn until dusk.
Depending on when you visit the observation area, you may be able to see the adult eagles building the nest, taking care of the eggs, or feeding the baby eaglets. Stark Parks provides regular updates on the activity at the eagle's nest in the Walborn Reservoir Eagle Report.
In addition to being able to see the eagles in wild, the observation area contains information about the nest and some fun facts about bald eagles. Did you know that an eagle's nest can weigh as much as an elephant? That's some nest!
Helpful Tip: Because the nest is probably 1/4 mile from the observation deck, you will want to bring binoculars or a spotting scope so you can get a better view of the eagles and the activity in the nest. According to the Stark Parks facebook page volunteers are typically there Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Saturdays from 3-6pm and sometimes on Sunday afternoons if the weather is good.
Find Out More about the Bald Eagle's at Walborn Reservoir
Stark Parks provides regular update on the activity at the Eagle's Nest in the Walborn Reservoir Eagle Report.
Have you ever been to see the bald eagle's at Walborn Reservoir? If so, what was your favorite part?