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Eagle Watch opportunities open to public

Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Three different opportunities to view eagles are being offered by the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. All areas that are to be visited have had many eagle sightings in years’ past.

Mississinewa Reservoir, Miami SRA boat launch, will be the place to meet on Saturday, January 14 at 7 a.m. for the first Eagle Watch. Participants will travel to the roost to watch the eagles leave the roost as the sun rises.

Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 will feature a short program on eagles and then a drive to some well-known eagle spots from the Salamonie Interpretive Center, Salamonie Lost Bridge West, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews.

The adventure takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. each day ending up at a roost site to watch bald eagles fly in for the night. Participants are asked to bring snacks, drinks, binoculars, cameras, spotting scopes and to dress for the weather. Van transportation is available on a first come, first served basis with pre-registration. Those needing to leave early should drive separately or with a group. A small amount of walking is involved and handicapped parking is available.

To register for any of the Eagle Watch events, contact the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at (260) 468-2127 or visit the website at www.dnr.in.gov/uwis.