Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Last Chance to experience Eagle Days before winter is over!

You can still join World Bird Sanctuary and our partners as we celebrate Bald Eagle Season around the region!  

For those of us who live along the Mississippi flyway the colder temperatures herald the arrival of some of the most admired and magnificent creatures of them all.  This is the season for eagle watching!  The season is in full swings, with just a few weeks left to catch this natural wonder.

Eagle watchers regularly see Bald Eagles on the frozen Mississippi River during eagle days.
Photo with kind permission of Sandra's Shooting Gallery.
If you can bear braving the cold and wind along the river, chances are that you will see wild Bald Eagles in action, hunting their prey, perching in a tree, or soaring up above. Eagle watching is an annual tradition for many of us, even those of us that are lucky enough to see and work with them every day.

If you want to see a live bald eagle up close and in person, you can visit the World Bird Sanctuary, or catch one of the displays or presentations below:

March 10th, 2015 | 5:30 pm & 7 pm
Rolla Middle School Auditorium
1111 Soest Road
Rolla, MO 65401
Raptor Awareness Program with eagle
Features birds of prey including an eagle, falcons, hawks, owls and vultures. Not only will you see different species of raptors, but you'll also learn a vulture's secret weapon and how to identify a bird of prey in the wild. Sit back and enjoy an up close view as some of the birds soar right over your head!

Meet a live bald eagle and other birds of prey in person
at these last Eagle Days events of the season.
Photo with kind permission of Sandra's Shooting Gallery.
April 4th, 2015 | 10 am—3pm
Wetlands for Kids—Missouri Department of Conservation
Busch Wildlife Area
2360 Hwy D
Saint Charles, MO 63304
Birds of Prey Display
A wetlands themed 4 bird display featuring birds of prey.  Naturalists will be on hand to talk about the animals.

With all these eagle programs, indoors and outdoors, there is no reason for you not to get outside this winter to enjoy our National Symbol!

Submitted by Catherine Redfern

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