Friday, February 8, 2013

Salamonie Eagle Watch

By Alexandra Forsythe

Alexandra (left), Lynnanne Fager (center)

If you've never attended an Eagle Watch, you’re really missing out!  In Indiana, we are fortunate to have several Eagle Watch locations across the state from Turkey Run to Mississinewa.  During these events, you learn more about eagles, visit roosting sites, and if the conditions are right, you may see dozens of eagles in one location.

This year, I was fortunate enough to help at the Salamonie Eagle Watch event on February 2 and 3.  I created interactive display/quiz boards about Bald Eagles to entertain and educate the visitors.  

Despite the hazardous road conditions, we had a huge turnout.  We even had some familiar faces: Don and Terri Gorney!  The eagles did not disappoint; dozens of eagles were happy to pose for the cameras.  For up close and personal viewings of Bald Eagles, Zach Walker from Of Wings of Eagles brought Belle (an education eagle), and Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehab brought Jefferson for his debut as an education eagle.

Be sure to attend an Eagle Watch program.  You won’t be sorry!

Photo provided by Alexandra Forsythe.