2024 Eagle Awareness
Reservations Now Open!
38th Annual Eagle Awareness Weekends:
Year of Alabama Birding 2023-2024
January 19, 2024 – February 4, 2024
January 19–21, 2024
January 26–28, 2024
February 2–4, 2024
Eagle Awareness Weekends are unique and so special. Created to coincide with Alabama’s Bald Eagle Restoration Program in 1985, steeped in the tradition of birding lore and legend, and led by some of the best conservationists and birders in the field, these Friday through Sunday Lake Guntersville State Park events bring people of diverse backgrounds and common interests together in one of the most beautiful parks in Alabama to observe and learn about one of the most mesmerizing avian species on the planet. Every moment is filled with wonder, delight, old and new friends, adventure, and educational opportunities.
Eagle Awareness Weekends feature live bird demonstrations and programs provided by notable speakers, guided safaris for viewing eagles in their natural habitat, and the natural beauty of the mountains and Lake Guntersville. Each year we welcome hundreds of guests to experience and learn about the natural history of these majestic eagles, other birds of prey, and wild creatures.
Exclusive opportunities are offered each year during Eagle Awareness weekends through our packages, which include lodging, two breakfasts, and one dinner, a welcome packet, VIP access to presentations, discounts at the restaurant and gift shop, photo opportunities with birds of prey, engagement with featured sponsors, one-on-one access with the naturalists, and memories that last for a lifetime.
The park’s Pinecrest Dining Room serves delicious meals and whether you stay in a lodge room, chalet, or in the campground, the amenities are excellent. It's no wonder that these weekends are the perfect gift for the one that has "everything". These weekends fill quickly so we encourage you to reserve your package as soon as possible by calling 256-571-5440.
For Lodge Reservations, please call: 256-571-5440
For Campground Reservations, please call: 256-571-5455 or www.reservealapark.com
For Campground Reservations Only: Eagle Awareness Packages can be added onto your stay during any of our Eagle Awareness Weekends for $110 per person. Please call the lodge to book your package!
Day passes will be sold for each Saturday of our Eagle Awareness Weekends, these will include the guided tours to the eagle nests & live bird programs ONLY!
The amount of day passes will vary depending on each weekend, and will be sold first come, first serve on each Saturday morning.
Kids Under 12: $10
We are looking for sponsors for Eagle Awareness 2024!
This year, we will host an array of vendors throughout the lodge for guests to browse throughout the day. Check back for an updated list of venders attending!
If you would like to be a vendor, please download the application below!
Indya Guthrie, Park Naturalist
Lake Guntersville State Park