Friday, January 11, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host The Dalles Dam Bald Eagle Watch Jan. 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center. Area residents and visitors can catch a glimpse of our national symbol, the American bald eagle, and other raptors during this two-day event.
The Corps is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service and the Rowena Wildlife Clinic to provide birds of prey educational programs and live raptor viewing during the event. A variety of fun activities will be available for all ages. Spotting scopes will be set up inside and outside the visitor center to view the eagles roosting at Westrick Park, located at the west end of The Dalles powerhouse across the river from the visitor center.
The event is free to the public and accessible to visitors with disabilities; visitors are encouraged to bring their own scopes, binoculars and cameras. While the Corps hosts this event annually, park rangers want to remind visitors that the parking lot of the visitor center is always a great place to eagle watch, regardless whether the visitor center is open.
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