The Ottumwa Courier

December 20, 2013

2014 Bald Eagle Watch Events

*events with asterisk have a school day on Friday
Ottumwa Courier

---- — Ottumwa Bald Eagle Watch

Jan. 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bridge View Center on the Des Moines River

For more information contact 641- 684-4303

Clinton Bald Eagle Watch

Jan. 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Outdoor viewing: Lock and Dam 13

Live Bird and Nature Programs: Clinton Community College, 9:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Exhibits: Clinton Community College from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Free bus service from college to the outdoor viewing area.

For more information call 815-259-3628

Mississippi River Visitor Center, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, Ill.

Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 11– Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Combination Eagle Watch and Historic Clock Tower Tours

Reservations are recommended as group size is limited.

For more information contact Visitor’s Center Staff at 309-794-5338

*Quad Cities Bald Eagle Days

Jan. 11-12, 4 – 8 p.m., Friday (school day), 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday

QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Avenue, Rock Island, Ill.

Live Eagle and Bird of Prey Programs by The World Bird Sanctuary

Special Attractions

Wildlife Art Show and Sale and Environmental Fair

For more information contact the Mississippi River Visitor Center 309-794-5338 or Arlynn Hartwig 309-788-2543

*Dubuque Bald Eagle Watch

Jan. 18

Outdoor viewing south of Lock and Dam 11, A.Y. McDonald Park 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Live Eagle and Bird of Prey Programs by The World Bird Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m.

Indoor Exhibits from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Grand River Center - Port of Dubuque

Trolley rides from Grand River Center to outdoor viewing area

For more information call 563-556-4372 or 563-582-0881

*Keokuk Bald Eagle Days

Jan. 17-19

Indoor programs and Environmental Fair at the River City Mall, Keokuk

Live Eagle Programs Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Outdoor viewing along the river front

For more information call 1-800-383-1219

Coralville Bald Eagle Watch

Feb. 8

Indoor Expo

Outdoor viewing at Tailwater West Picnic Shelter downstream from the dam at Coralville Lake

Indoor programs 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 Forevergreen Road, North Liberty

For more information call 319-338-3543 ext. 6308

Grays Lake Des Moines Bald Eagle Watch

Feb. 14-15

Des Moines Parks and Rec will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Bald Eagle Watch at the eagle nest at Grays Lake on Fleur Drive in Des Moines on Feb. 14, and viewing with indoor live eagle at 6th St. on Feb. 15.

Outdoor viewing and replica nest 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Grays Lake, Friday

Outdoor viewing, replica nest, live eagle indoors 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 6th bridge, Saturday

For more information call 515-283-4294

Effigy Mounds Bald Eagle Watch

Feb. 22

Outdoor viewing at Prairie DuChien Visitor’s Center on the River

For more information call 563-873-3491

Saylorville Bald Eagle Watch

Feb. 23, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Outdoor viewing at selected sites around reservoir, start at Visitor’s Center

For more information call 515-276-4656

O’Brien County Bald Eagle Watch

March 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Prairie Heritage Center, 4931 Yellow Ave., Peterson

There will be spotting scopes and binoculars available.

Ty Smedes will be presenting his book “The Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagle” at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information call Charlene Elyea 712-295-7200

Sioux Rapids

March 22

American Legion Building, 200 Main Street, Sioux Rapids

Registration from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Speakers from 10 a.m. to Noon

Refreshments will be served in the morning. There will be a free will offering lunch at 12:15 p.m.

Outdoor viewing at selected sites.

Can pre-register by contacting Wonders of Nature

For more information call: 712-296-4920 or 712-295-7200.