Coralville Lake Bald Eagle Watch & Expo

Published Feb. 4, 2015


IOWA CITY, IOWA –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be co-hosting a Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty, Iowa. The other co-hosts are the Iowa City Bird Club and the Iowa Wildlife Federation. This event is free to the public and will be held at two different locations simultaneously.

Indoor Site

The speakers, exhibitors, and vendor will be located at the indoor venue which is North Central Junior High in North Liberty.


-10:30 a.m., Luke Hart, from the Macbride Raptor Project, with a live hawk.

-12:00 noon, Ty Smedes, Iowa author and world travelled photographer will present "The Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles". Mr. Smedes will also have copies of the 2nd edition of his book of the same title available for purchase and signing.

-1:30 p.m., Mike Havlik, Des Moines Y-Camp, Boone, Iowa, will have live owls for his program, "Big Owls Hoot and Little Owls Toot".


-Naturalists from Cedar, Iowa, and Johnson County Conservation Boards, Iowa Wildlife Federation, The Songbird Project, Iowa Audubon, Iowa Ornithologists, and the Iowa City Bird Club.

-Indian Creek Nature Center’s Creekside Shop will have books on birds, animal puppets, puzzles and other items for sale.

Outdoor Viewing Site

The outdoor site will be 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 you view the birds along the river. Free coffee and hot chocolate will be available. Individuals wishing to go to the outdoor venue, however, must provide their own transportation. Maps will be available at the Expo site.

More Information

Again, this event is free to the public. 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


Release no. 15-006