The birds migrate here from their nesting range in Canada and the Great Lakes region to hunt in our open waters.
Many came out in the cold today to spot the nation's emblem at the annual Clarksville Eagle Days, just below Lock and Dam 24.
People were able to camp out inside at the Apple Shed Theater or bear the chilly temps out at RiverFront Park.
The Apple Shed had live eagle presentations, hands on exhibits, and activities for the kids.
At the park people could get up close and personal with spotting scopes.
Plus Corp of Engineers and state conservation officials were available to answer questions about the bald eagle.
There was also bonfire for people to keep warm while viewing the majestic creature.