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Watch Bald Eagles This Winter at State Parks and Reservoirs
Opportunities abound during the winter months to see bald eagles in Indiana. Patoka Lake hosts an Eagle Watch Day on Saturday, January 9, 2010. Turkey Run State Park, in cooperation with Raccoon Lake and the Turkey Run Inn, has a great weekend of eagle watching and associated events planned for February 5-7, 2010. You can join other birders for an evening eagle watch field trip on February 20, 2010 at Salamonie Lake. For more information about any of these programs, take a look at property program schedules posted here.
Monroe and Patoka Lakes are great places to go in winter if you'd like to do some eagle-watching on your own. Just stop by the property office at either location for an update on where you might find one or two (or more!) of these birds that have made such a great comeback in Indiana. Maps are available for each property.
Remembering Patoka's Bald Eagle C52
Patoka Lake lost its resident bald eagle in the fall of 2009 and staff are working to generate enough financial support to care for a new non-releaseable bald eagle that is now available. If you're interested in contributing to the fund that provides for food and veterinary care for Patoka's raptor education program, visit the Indiana Natural Resource Foundation, click on donate online and enter "Patoka Raptor Education Program" in the "in honor/in memory of" line.
Find Out More about Indiana's Bald Eagles
Want to know the history of the bald eagle reintroduction program? Curious whether the big bird you saw was actually a bald eagle? Discover more about this bird.
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