Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Upper Wabash Interpretive Services to host Eagle Watch
View the largest documented winter eagle roost in Indiana with the staff and volunteers of Upper Wabash Interpretive Services during the sixth annual Eagle Watch, Feb. 2 and 3.
The Eagle Watch will begin at 3 p.m. both days at Salamonie Interpretive Center. The interpretive center is in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, off State Road 105, in western Huntington County.
The program will start with a short overview of Indiana bald eagles and then caravan to the roost to watch the eagles come in for the night. A bus will be available for those interested in saving gas. The bus ride costs $4 per person.
On Feb. 2, Belle the Bald Eagle from As Wings of Eagles Inc. will attend Eagle Watch with her handler, Zach Walker. On Feb. 3, Jefferson, the Bald Eagle from Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab, will attend. Both eagle handlers will be accepting donations.
Registration is requested. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. Coffee and hot chocolate will be available for a donation.
For the safety of the Eagle Watch participants, Frances Slocum Road, between State Road 124 and County Road 550 E. in Miami County will be closed for this event.
For more information or to register, call (260) 468-2127. Visit UWIS online at dnr.IN.gov/uwis