Coralville Lake Bald Eagle Watch & Expo

Published Jan. 29, 2016

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 6, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty, Iowa. The watch site is at Coralville Lake below the dam in Tailwater West. Co-hosts are the Iowa City Bird Club and Iowa Audubon. This event is free to the public and will be held at the 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., Film: “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.

  • 1:00 p.m. repeat of film, “Listen to the Eagle”

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

  • 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 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 you view the birds 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.

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

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