The 40th Clinton Bald Eagle watch has been rescheduled for Feb. 17. Originally planned for Jan. 13, this annual event is hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clinton Community College, Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge.

Educational programs and environmental exhibits will be hosted indoors at Clinton Community College at 1000 Lincoln Blvd. in Clinton, Iowa. Outdoor eagle viewing will be held at Lock and Dam 13 in Fulton, Illinois, off Highway 84 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All event activities are free for the public to attend.

Indoor exhibits, including a live bald eagle, other birds of prey, conservations groups and other presenters will be available at the college from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a program schedule as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. – Welcome to Eagle watch, Matthew Cihaski (USACE) & Jacquelynn Albrecht (USFWS)
  • 10 a.m. – Live Birds of Prey Presentation – Wings and Talons
  • 11 a.m. – Upper Mississippi River NWFR Celebrating 100 Years – Ed Britton (USFWS)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Live Bald Eagle Presentation – Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR)
  • 1:30 p.m. - Conservation Kids Program - Clinton County Conservation & USFWS

Food and refreshments will be available at the indoor location and a free courtesy bus shuttle will be provided between Clinton Community College and Lock and Dam 13 for those interested.

For more information on the Clinton Bald Eagle Watch contact the Thomson Park Rangers at 563-362-8839 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 815-273-2732.