Bald Eagle Lake, 2 miles north of downtown White
Bear Lake has a large roost of Purple Martins arriving each evening. Take
hwy 61 to 120th St (Cty Rd J). Turn west then a quick left following signs to Bald Eagle Park. Park in the
parking lot and walk south to the floating dock. There is an island
of cattails about a 1/2 mile out.
Swallows can be seen arriving after 7:15 pm with
the Martins streaming in from the east around 7:45 pm. By 8:15 the island
& lake is covered with a swirling mass of birds.
White Bear Lake