Monday, January 9, 2012

Bald Eagle Presentation to be held at the Carlyle Grade School

Liberty, an American Bald Eagle was injured
by a car while trying to hunt for food,
now makes his home at the
World Bird Sanctuary.
(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by
Public Affairs Specialist Romanda Walker)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Louis District in cooperation with the Carlyle Grade School will be hosting a program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary entitled “All about Eagles” on Saturday, February 11th, at 12:30 p.m. at the Carlyle Grade School Gymnasium.  The World Bird Sanctuary will have a live Bald Eagle on display for an up close view of this beautiful bird.   After the presentation, eagle viewing will take place at various locations around Carlyle Lake.  Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and dress accordingly for the weather.   

Bald Eagles have recently been sighted in various locations at Carlyle Lake.  The population of Bald Eagles in Illinois has steadily increased over the past several years due to Federal laws and conservation efforts that have been made to save this majestic bird of prey.

In past years active nests have been located at Carlyle Lake. With the increased numbers of eagles visiting over the past years, it is possible that additional eagles will remain in the area and nest. With 83 miles of shoreline, Carlyle Lake offers excellent habitat for eagles and has all the resources available for their survival.   

For additional information on this presentation or on Bald Eagles please contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at

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