Remember, there are no guarantees of seeing a bald eagle in the wild, but if you’re patient, you may be rewarded.
●Mason Neck State Park, southern Fairfax County. The Great Marsh Trail, a 3 / 4-mile long walking path, ends in an overlook that has a mounted telescope for better viewing.
●Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland. This refuge has about 30 mating pairs, which often can be seen from the four-mile-long Wildlife Drive.
While you won't see them in elegant flight, you are guaranteed of seeing a bird up close at these locations.
●Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville. Orion, another male, has lived at the center in Rock Creek Regional Park since 1998.
●Salisbury Zoo, Salisbury, Maryland. Abe, yet another male bald eagle, calls this zoo home.