Coralville Lake Bald Eagle Watch & Expo

Published Feb. 1, 2017

IOWA CITY, IOWAThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will host the fourth annual Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty, Iowa. Outdoor eagle watching will be available at Coralville Lake below the dam at Tailwater West. Co-hosts for the event are the Iowa City Bird Club, Iowa Audubon and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Diversity Program. This event is free to the public and will be held at the two different locations simultaneously. 


The outdoor site is located at the Tailwater West Picnic Shelter downstream from the dam at Coralville Lake. Volunteers from the Corps and the Iowa DNR will be on hand with scopes and binoculars to help guests view eagles along the river. Free coffee and hot chocolate will be available. Individuals wishing to go to the outdoor venue must provide their own transportation. Maps will be available at the Expo site. 

**Live Eagle Release** 1 p.m.  - Raptor Advocacy Rehabilitation, & Education Group (R.A.R.E.) will release a live eagle at Tailwater West. 


Speakers and exhibitors will be located indoors at North Central Junior High in North Liberty. 

Guest Speakers: 

  • 10:30 a.m. - Film presentation: “Listen to the Eagle”

  • 11:30 a.m. - Linda & Robert Scarth, Iowa authors and world travelled nature photographers, will give a presentation about eagles and other raptors.

  • 1 p.m. – A repeat of the film “Listen to the Eagle” will be shown. 

  • 1:30 p.m. - Shawn Hawks, of Iowa Raptor Project, will have a live owl guest for his program. 

Exhibitors: Naturalists from Cedar, Iowa and Johnson County Conservation Boards, Iowa Wildlife Federation, The Songbird Project, Iowa Audubon, Iowa Ornithologists’ Union, and the Iowa City Bird Club, IDNR Wildlife Diversity Program, Iowa Raptor Project, and the Raptor Advocacy Rehabilitation, & Education Group (R.A.R.E.). 

More Information

For more information call the Coralville Lake office at (319) 338-3543 ext. 6300, or visit our web site at, or check our Facebook page at

Coralville Lake
(319) 338-3543

Release no. 17-007