Watching a Bald Eagle soar overhead is a breathtaking sight. Bald Eagles have been very active in the area lately! At this time of year, the resident Bald Eagles are mixing with the eagles that are traveling through the area. Other raptors are also on the move in the Little Sioux River Valley.
All of this raptor activity comes just in time for the annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday, March 3 at the Prairie Heritage Center. This event is a come-and-go opportunity to observe eagles throughout the day. The O’Brien County Naturalist as well as members of the Iowa Lakes Audubon Society and other volunteers will be on hand to help you spot and identify eagles. A car-pool field excursion into the valley to check out a couple of eagle “hot-spots” may also occur during the day.
At 2:00 p.m., renown Iowa birder, Lee Schoenewe, will be sharing a program about winter birds. This is a presentation you won’t want to miss.
There will also be hands on learning activities for people of all ages available throughout the day.
Bring the family for an enjoyable day of viewing eagles and learning more about them. The Prairie Heritage Center is located one mile off of Hwy 10 at 4931 Yellow Avenue. Stop by throughout the day from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200 for more information about this great opportunity to view our national symbol in the wild and in the center!