There were probably at least 50 photographers lined up along the river below the dam! The Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam are world famous. ex-flightSmall Group (Max: 6 Guests), Unforgettable Journeys That Do Good for People and Wildlife, One Day in Puffin Paradise, A Photographic Adventure, Bump Up Your Exposure! The cold could penetrate through the bottom of your shoe very easy if wearing thin sole shoe. Thanks to technological advances, energy once dependent on hydroelectric dams is now available from more efficient, environmentally friendly sources. While Destination: Wildlife does not support the obstruction of natural waterways, we do celebrate all of nature's species, as well as the economic opportunities responsible wildlife tourism can bring to communities. The temps didn’t get out of the 30’s, and with 30+ mph winds, the action was almost non-existent. Proximity to the loo might not seem all that important, but when there's eagle-action, you don't want to be away on break for too long. You may stay longer if you would like too. If you are standing at the second level during the early November month, the falls colors from the tree on the opposite side of the river bank will give you a great soft beautiful green/yellow/reddish color background for your "bald-eagle-in-fly". Go through the gate, you will be arriving at the Conowingo Dam parking lot. Not a lot time in between action opportunities. Therefore, don't be dicouraged if you miss a day, it will always be another day. Wildlife photographer Joe Gliozzo takes us to Maryland's Conowingo Dam and explains how to find the best spot for the eagle action plus 7 Tips on how to photograph wild bald eagles That's when most gather around the dam, but you'll still see quite a few hanging out here year-round. There are three main areas to see and photograph the eagles. IMAGE: JOE GLIOZZO. The forecast today calls for mild temperatures with overcast skies - not conducive to taking pictures of birds in flight, but if there is action down on the river, it will be just fine. The eagles are usually fishing all day from November to January...the more sun the better there but like gymell said you're exposure will require some trial and error. At 4:30pm is around the time the available light is low. Conowingo Dam on lower Sesquehanna River is located in northeastern Maryland, about 90 miles from Washington, DC. Food-Fight! 4. Cars. Come and see visit the East Coast's Best Eagle watching area. Try some of the NWRs near you. A beautiful picnic area with views of the Conowingo Dam and the Susquehanna River. It's simply amazing to lay eyes on the mighty American bald eagles of Maryland, up close in their natural habitat! From I-95 North/South, take exit 89 (Havre de Grace). Auto ISO. The next spot is called the "fence line." During the November month, there will be a large number of bald eagles migrating from the Canadian region to this area for few weeks before heading down to the southern part of US. Best viewing times are when the dam is generating power and releasing water because that is when the most fish are on the surface. Deals. IMAGE: JOE GLIOZZO. Every year during this season, there will be at least $3,000,000 worth of camera equipment appeared at the location every day. The area is a little further down from the dam. This area would give you a wider view of the Dam from the top. This area will give you a great view of the dam where you do not have much of the shooting limit. SEE MY TIPS BELOW. Bold Eagle Fishing 113, Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, MD, USA --zwzzjim 100 Bald Eagles gather at Conowingo Dam, along the lower Susquehanna River in northern Maryland to feast on fish. Skip to main content. I count roughly only 40-60 eagles. IMAGE: JOE GLIOZZO. Here you can stand along a rotunda at the base of the dam. The event is sponsored by Exelon Corporation that operates the Conowingo hydro-electric dam as… Gear to bring. You do not need anything smaller than F5.6 such as F8.0 or F11.00 etc..., If you use anything smaller than F5.6, you will lose your speed, and the image quality would be blurry or softer. WILL HE BE ABLE TO KEEP IT? The Conowingo Dam is located in the Northeastern region of Maryland, which is about 9.9 miles (16 km) from the river mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, and about 5 miles (8 km) south of the Pennsylvania border, and 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Baltimore. TIP: TAKE YOUR METER READINGS OFF THESE WHITE SIGNS NEAR THE ROTUNDA. Cars. From Philadelphia International Airport - 62 miles. After seventy-plus years of study, we now understand that damming can do more damage than good. This is a great opportunity for the bald eagle to fish here. 2. This bald eagle, seen soaring above the Susquehanna River, has a fish gripped tightly in its talons. We encourage responsible bird and wildlife watching, wildlife photography, and the enjoyment of the Conowingo area's towns and businesses. By Thanksgiving weekend there can be as many as 300 bald eagles flying around or perched in the trees above the parking lot and the stanchions of the dam and on the two towers on the island in the middle of the Susquehanna River which they seem to love. IMAGE; JOE GLIOZZO. You will have 10 minutes to get out of these steps and find the higher ground. ex-flight,Small Group (Max: 6 Guests ), From: EURO: € 5690 pp. However, it will be quite hard because the bird will be very small and move very fast on your viewfinder, it is not easy to get the spot metering right on the bird, and your bald eagle would likely be under-exposure. Reply | Quote | Alert. Generators open the dam where you SET up to the dam, dam, I immediately see all familiar. 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