Looking to spot the national bird of the United States while in Onondaga County? Head to the shores of Onondaga Lake for views of soaring Bald Eagles as they enjoy their feeding grounds for the winter. 

Where to Best Spot: Back of Destiny USA facing Onondaga Lake or the Creekwalk along Onondaga Creek

When to Best Spot: Early morning starting at 7 AM or between 3-5 PM

Pro Tip: Make sure to bring binoculars for the best eagle watching experience. As many as 100 eagles have been spotted, according to enthusiasts- the warm waters of the lake make it the ideal spot for these eagles to find food.


Looking to Learn Some History? Explore the Haudenosaunee history of Onondaga Lake by visiting the Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center where you'll learn the spiritual significance of the lake and why the bald eagle is said to be a sign of good luck. 


For the Early Bird, rise and shine for their 7 AM feeding by staying at a property close to Onondaga Lake. Check out the Embassy Suites by Hilton Destiny USA, Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor and the Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse North Airport Area