Free program provides information and eagle viewing opportunities
The eagles are landing around
. With the arrival of winter, migratory bald eagles have been working their way south and passing through Manhattan . Kansas
To offer the opportunity to see our national bird in its native habitat, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at
has scheduled its annual Eagle Day for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and run until approximately noon.
Tuttle Creek Lake
The program is free and open to the public. All participants should meet at 9 a.m. in the large assembly room at the Manhattan Fire Station, 2000
. Dan Mulhern, biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will offer a short presentation about bald eagles migrating through and nesting in Denison . Pat Silovsky, director of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Kansas , will feature several live raptors in her discussion of eagles and other birds of prey.
Milford Nature Center
Following the presentations at the fire station, members of the Northern Flint Hills Audubon Society will lead participants on a bus tour through areas near
, with the goal of watching bald eagles in the wild. Tuttle Creek Lake
Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, and everyone is encouraged to bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras.
For more information, contact Steve Prockish at (785) 539-8511, extension 3167.