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All eyes on the bald eagles this weekend

Posted by wlpo on January 27, 2012

Snow is in the forecast which bodes well for the 15th Annual Bald Eagle Watch Weekend.

The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and the Starved Rock Lodge are both hosting eagle viewing events from 9am until 5pm Saturday and Sunday.  Park Ranger Kevin Eubanks says they’ve been averaging around 12 bald eagles by the dam.  The colder it gets, the more show up.  He says one positive of the warmer weather is the eagles on the river have been more active flying around.

Besides bald eagle viewing, there will be indoor bird demonstrations, Native American dancing and children’s activities.  Everything is free except for food being sold by non-profits.

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