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2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events
* events with asterisk have a school day on Friday. For more information, contact the events directly.
Clinton Bald Eagle Watch
Saturday, Jan. 9
This event is in its 32nd year. In coordination with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pam Steinhaus, with contributions from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Clinton CCB, numerous conservation organizations and the Iowa DNR. Wonderful family entertainment
Mississippi River Visitor Center, Arsenal Island
Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 2 - Feb. 7, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, Ill. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Combination Eagle Watch and Historic Clock Tower Tours
*Quad Cities Bald Eagle Days
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10
QCCA Expo Center, 2621 Fourth Avenue, Rock Island, Ill. One of the largest bald eagle events in the nation with many exhibitors and wildlife artists and plenty of activities for the family. Hours: 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
*Dubuque Bald Eagle Watch
Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Grand River Center with environmental-themed exhibitors.
*Keokuk Bald Eagle Days
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 - 17 Midwest’s largest concentration of bald eagles. World class environmental exhibitors. Native drum and dance continue a legacy of honor for our national symbol.
Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch
Saturday, Jan. 23 A chance to enjoy eagles fishing in open water provided by Dam 16. Fantastic urban viewing.
Coralville Bald Eagle Watch
Saturday, Feb. 6
Indoor Expo: Join the Iowa City Bird Club with Karen Disbrow, at North Central Junior High.
Des Moines Bald Eagle Days
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 - 13
Friday, Feb. 12: Iowa DNR will be hosting a lunch with eagles at Grays Lake, 2100 Fleur Drive in Des Moines. Outdoor viewing and replica nest 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13: Des Moines Parks and Rec Outdoor viewing with indoor live eagle at Fellowship Baptist Church 1503 SE Sixth Street, in Des Moines. Ty Smedes, Urbandale author and photographer, will give a slide presentation on bald eagles at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources - will be present at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with a live education ambassador bald eagle and another guest education ambassador. SOAR will also be discussing the current hazards that bald eagles face in today’s environment and the steps taken when eagles are brought into wildlife rehabilitation. All ages are welcome,
Effigy Mounds Bald Eagle Watch
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 - 27 Hoffman Hall exhibit area is extensive, packed with great exhibitors and exceptional live bird presentations.
Saylorville Bald Eagle Watch
Sunday, Feb. 28 A driving tour of Saylorville Lake with eagles at every stop. Special live eagle program at Jester Park Lodge.
O’Brien County Bald Eagle Watch
Saturday, March 5 Prairie Heritage Center with elevated viewing deck. Experienced birders on hand provide educational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
Saturday, Mar. 19 The event includes live eagles with interesting environmental presentations. It is hosted by Marian McNabb. American Legion Building, 200 Main Street, Sioux Rapids.