The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Fulton

January 2, 2014

Bald Eagle Watch: Taking Flight

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After meeting the bird in person, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of a shuttle bus provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Services from CCC to the watch site at Lock and Dam 13, where it is anticipated that more than 600 bald eagles, along with other birds of prey, will be roosting.

“Now is perfect because it’s cold and snowy,” Steinhaus said. “There are more congregated at the Lock and Dam because that’s where the water is and where the food is. Greatest numbers you’ll see is where the food source is. Plus, right now is a good time because when the trees have snow they really stick out.”

The eagle watching will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lock and Dam 13 in Fulton, and the educational programming will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clinton Community College in Clinton.

Steinhaus invites people of all ages to come enjoy the annual event and says it is an incredible experience to see the beauty of a bald eagle.

“There is something about eagles and the American spirit; there’s just a special connection,” Steinhaus said.

 

 

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