Bald Eagles in Focus
Posted: 03/01/2011

Online

Iowans are encouraged to enjoy a live internet feed of a nesting pair of bald eagles at Decorah courtesy of the Raptor Resource Project at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/decorah-eagles.

In Person

Iowans can still enjoy viewing our national symbol for a few more days before returning north to nest. On March 5, the Iowa DNR Wildlife Diversity Program will assist Marion CCB and Pella Central College hosting their annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Day. Outdoor viewing is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Howell Station below the Red Rock Reservoir dam. Indoor programs at Pella Central College, Dowstra Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 641-828-7522 or 712-330-0526.

At O'Brien County's Prairie Heritage Center, outdoor enthusiasts and naturalists will host Bald Eagle viewing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on March 5. There will be a special presentation at 2 p.m. featuring Duane Jundt with "Birder in Chief, Theodore Roosevelt and American Birds." For more information, call 712-295-7200.

Also on March 5, Buena Vista County eagle enthusiasts will host their Bald Eagle Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 200 Main St., in Sioux Rapids. Speakers are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A free will offering lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. Outdoor viewing at selected sites starts at 8:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall. For more information, call 712-296-4920 or 712-330-0526.