29th Annual Clinton Bald Eagle Watch

Published Dec. 7, 2012

29th Annual Bald Eagle Watch


            The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clinton Community College and the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge will be hosting the 29th Annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday January 5, 2013. 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 Illinois Highway 84. The event will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to view exhibits and education programs. This year’s schedule is as follows:

9:45 a.m. – Welcome to Eagle watch.

10:00 a.m. – “Live Birds of Prey Program” – presented by Wildlife Prairie State Park of Hanna City, IL. 

11:15 a.m. – “Native American Dance, in Honor of the Bald Eagle” – Rudy Vallejo, Member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas presenting

12:30 p.m. – “Listen to the Eagles Message” – DVD produced by S.O.A.R.

1:00 p.m. – “Live Birds of Prey Program” – presented by Wildlife Prairie State Park of Hanna City, IL. 

            The programs and exhibits will feature a live bald eagle, live birds of prey, conservations groups, artists, drawings for door prizes and refreshments.

            RC Smith of Morrison, Illinois, will provide a courtesy bus shuttle between Clinton Community College and Lock and Dam #13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shuttle will begin at 10:00 a.m. and run every half hour until 2:30 p.m.    

For more information please contact the Thomson Park Rangers at (815)259-3628 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (815)273-2732

Ben DeRoo, Park Ranger

Release no. 12-012