Eagle Watch

bald eagleThe American Bald Eagle visits the Upper Mississippi River and National Wildlife & Fish Refuge lands each year from late fall through early spring. As many as 2500 bald eagles winter along the Upper Mississippi River from St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO.

You are invited to participate in the 33rd Annual Bald Eagle Watch. Our program is dedicated to the understanding, appreciation, and protection of our national symbol. Naturalists and volunteers will be on hand to share their enthusiasm and knowledge of these and other grand birds of prey. Programs will feature lectures, videos, stories, and live birds of prey. The Exhibit Hall at Clinton Community College will feature wildlife exhibits, food, drinks and door prizes.

33rd Annual Bald Eagle Watch

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Eagle Watching at Lock #13, Fulton, IL

Naturalists and volunteers will be on hand with spotting scopes available to aid in viewing bald eagles. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. Participants are encouraged to wear warm clothing to the viewing site.

Due to construction, participants are urged to use the free courtesy Bus Service, sponsored by local businesses and provided by Wiersema Charter Bus Service of Morrison, IL. The bus will travel between the viewing site and the college, departing and arriving every hour beginning at 10 a.m. and finishing at 2 p.m. See the bus schedule at the college.

NOTE:Winter is a stressful time for bald eagles. It is important that resting eagles not be frightened to the point that they fly off and burn up badly needed energy.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Exhibits and Educational Programs
Bald Eagle Photo Contest
Clinton Community College

9:30 a.m.

Daniel Clark, COE, Pam Steinhaus, USFWS

9:45 a.m.

“Live Birds of Prey”
Bald Eagle and other raptors
Kay Neumann and Terrie Hoefer - SOAR, Dedham, IA

11:15 a.m.

Who Lives with Eagles?
David Stokes, Naturalist - West Berlin, WI

Using songs, sign-language, live animals, puppets and humor we will learn about various critters that live with eagles.

12:50 p.m.

People Choice - Photo Contest announced

1 p.m.

“Live Birds of Prey”
Bald Eagle and other raptors
Kay Neumann and Terrie Hoefer - SOAR, Dedham


WOCS Clinton Amateur Radio Club Special Events Station
Eagle Point Lodge 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Public is invited to visit, broadcast and watch eagles soar.