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Monday, March 20, 2017
Arizona: GFD to Band Lake Pleasant Nestlings March 23
What
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists are scheduled to band Lake Pleasant bald eagle nestlings March 23. Each year as part of the department's highly successful bald eagle conservation program, biologists band as many nestlings as possible. The bands help AZGFD to learn more about local bald eagle population, demographics, migration patterns and reproductive and nesting behavior.

The media is allowed to photograph, take video of and interview department biologists as they conduct their important work. Coverage of the story will require a boat ride on Lake Pleasant to reach the nesting area.

This event is NOT open to the public. Seating is extremely limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Seats are limited to no more than one reporter and one photographer per media outlet.

RSVP is required by noon Tuesday, March 21.

When
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Staging at 8:30 a.m.
Boat leaves promptly at 9 a.m.
Returning to boat ramp around 1 p.m.

Where
10-lane boat ramp, Lake Pleasant

Contact
Nathan Gonzalez at (623) 236-7230 or ngonzalez@azgfd.gov to attend or more information.

RSVP REQUIRED by noon Tuesday, March 21. Seats are limited to no more than one reporter and one photographer per media outlet.

Who
Kenneth "Tuk" Jacobson, AZGFD Raptor Management Coordinator
Kyle McCarty, AZGFD Bald Eagle Field Projects Coordinator
Kurt Licence, AZGFD Birds and Mammals Technician
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation
Members of the Nest Watch Program

Additional Information
Trip includes a short (half-mile) hike up steep, rocky and loose-ground so please wear sturdy shoes (no high heels). The weather will likely be sunny and hot. Bring adequate water, sunscreen, a hat and food (if desired).

Contact:
Nathan Gonzalez, Public Information Officer
(623) 236-7230, ngonzalez@azgfd.gov

Arizona Game & Fish Dept. · 5000 W. Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85086
(602) 942-3000 · www.azgfd.gov

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