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Posted 12/13/2016

Release no. 16-049


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Daniel Clark
815-259-3628

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Clinton Community College, and the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge will be hosting the 33rd Annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday January 7, 2017.  Educational programs and environmental exhibits will be held at the Clinton Community College.  Clinton Community College is located at 1000 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton, Iowa.  Eagle viewing will be held at Lock & Dam #13 in Fulton, Illinois off Highway 84.

The event will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to view exhibits and watch educational programs.  This year’s schedule is as follows:

9:20 a.m. – Welcome to Eagle Watch.

9:30 a.m. – “Live Birds of Prey” – Bald Eagle and other raptors – Kay Neumann & Terrie Hoefer –
                    SOAR, Dedham, IL                     

10:45 a.m. – “Investigating Bald Eagle Movements Across the Midwest Landscape” – Sara                                                                                                                       
                      Schmuecker – USFWS, Rock Island, IL

11:15 a.m. – “Who Lives with Eagles?” – David Stokes, Naturalist – West Berlin, IL

1:00 p.m. – “Live Birds of Prey” – Bald Eagle and other raptors – Kay Neumann & Terrie Hoefer –                              
                    SOAR, Dedham, IL

Programs and exhibits at the college will feature live animals, puppets, song, and food & drinks.  A courtesy bus shuttle will be provided between Clinton Community College and Lock & Dam #13 departing and arriving every hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 2:00 p.m.  Taking the bus is encouraged as parking is limited at the Lock & Dam.  Refreshments will be served at the viewing area and visitors will be allowed to enter the Lock & Dam to view educational material and warm up.  There is no charge to attend this event.

For more information on the 33rd Annual Clinton Bald Eagle Watch please contact the Thomson Rangers at 815-259-3628 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 815-273-2732.