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
speakers, exhibitors, and vendor will be located at the indoor venue which is
North Central Junior High in North Liberty.
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”.
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.).
Outdoor Viewing Site
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 call the Coralville Lake office at 319-338-3543 ext 6300, or
visit our web site at www.coralvillelake.org, or check our
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coralvillelake
Release no. 16-008