Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 Eagle Day at Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center

Bald Eagle catching fish in the Kaskaskia River.
(Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Over the last few years, Bald Eagle sightings have been on the rise at Lake Shelbyville, along with an increase in public interest in these magnificent birds.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-St. Louis District would like to invite you, your family and friends to Eagle Day at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from Noon until 4:00 p.m. to learn more about our national bird.

The Illinois Raptor Center will be presenting a Birds of Prey program that will feature a live Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle along with other birds of prey at 2:00 p.m.  This is an excellent program and you will be able to see the eagles and other birds up close, so be sure to arrive early to get the best seats available. 

From Noon to 4:00 p.m. park rangers will have spotting scopes and binoculars available so you can view the birds that should be active on Lake Shelbyville, including Bald Eagles and waterfowl that are migrating through the area.  There will also be crafts and activities for children of all ages to enjoy.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see and learn more about the most magnificent bird in this country, so bring your friends and family to the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center's Eagle Day.
 For more information on this event contact the Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services and Outreach Department by email or by calling 217-774-3951 Ext. 2.      

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