Tuesday, January 15, 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 in The Dalles.
Area residents and visitors can catch a glimpse of the American bald eagle and other raptors during this two-day event.
Bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food. The Columbia River provides open water and an excellent source of fish for our wintering raptor guests, and Westrick Park at The Dalles Dam provides a quiet and secluded roosting habitat from mid-December through early March.
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.
For more information please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7819 or visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/recreation/home.asp.