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 host the 29th annual Bald Eagle Watch on Jan. 5. Educational programs and environmental exhibits will be held at the Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. Eagle viewing will be held at Lock and Dam 13 in Fulton, Ill., off Illinois 84.
The event will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to view exhibits and educational programs. This year’s schedule is as follows: 9:45 a.m. Welcome to Eagle watch; 10 a.m. “Live Birds of Prey Program” presented by Wildlife Prairie State Park of Hanna City, Ill.; 11:15 a.m. “Native American Dance in Honor of the Bald Eagle” presented by Rudy Vallejo, Member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas; 12:30 p.m. “Listen to the Eagles’ Message” DVD produced by S.O.A.R.; and 1 p.m. “Live Birds of Prey Program” presented by Wildlife Prairie State Park of Hanna City, Ill.
The programs and exhibits will feature a live bald eagle, live birds of prey, conservation groups, artists, drawings for door prizes and refreshments.
RC Smith of Morrison, Ill., will provide a courtesy bus shuttle between Clinton Community College and Lock and Dam 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shuttle will begin at 10 a.m. and run every half hour until 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call Thomson Park Rangers at 815-259-3628 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 815-273-2732.