35th Annual Clinton Bald Eagle Watch

Published Dec. 13, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clinton Community College, Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge will be hosting the 35th Annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday January 5, 2019.  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 and Dam #13 in Fulton, Illinois off Highway 84 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The events at the Clinton Community College will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to view exhibits and watch education programs.  This year’s schedule is as follows:

9:50 a.m. – Welcome to Eagle watch, Pam Steinhaus, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

10:00 a.m. – “The American Bald Eagle” – presented by the National Eagle Center, Wabasha, MN. 

11:00 a.m. – “Who Lives with Eagles” – presented by David Stokes, Naturalist – West Berlin, IL

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Bald Eagle Photo Opportunity – National Eagle Center, Wabasha, MN

12:30 p.m. – ““Listen to the Eagles” – DVD presentation produced by SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources) 

1:00 p.m. - “The American Bald Eagle” – presented by the National Eagle Center, Wabasha, MN.   

The programs and exhibits will feature a live bald eagle, conservations groups and artists. Food and refreshments are available at the Clinton Community Center.

A courtesy bus shuttle will be provided between the Clinton Community College and Lock and Dam #13 departing and arriving every hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 2:00 p.m. The last shuttle from Lock and Dam #13 back to the Clinton Community College will depart at 1:30 p.m. Limited parking is available at Lock and Dam #13.   

For more information on the 35th Annual Clinton Eagle Watch please contact the Thomson Park Rangers at (815) 259-3628 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (815) 273-2732.

Kevin Zidarich

Release no. 18-075