Eagle Awareness Weekend slated at Bull Shoals State Park

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Each winter, the Ozarks plays host to over 100 bald eagles migrating to and through this prime eagle wintering ground. Bull Shoals-White River State Park celebrates their arrival with our Eagle Awareness Event. This year's event, Jan. 11 and 12, will be your chance to get out and see eagles, various other birds of prey, and migratory birds in the wild as expert Rangers, Naturalists, and Park Interpreters take you within viewing distance. In years past, most visitors to this event have spotted eagles in the wild. Other common sightings on the tours include ospreys, waterfowl, herons, loons, owls, and other winter wildlife.

This year's guest speakers will include Tim Ernst, a local Nature Photographer and author, who will be premiering his latest Nature Book, Arkansas Landscapes II, Howard Davis a Master Falconer, Bird Rehabilitators from the Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas and the Little Rock Zoo, who will showcase a live mature Bald Eagle and other birds of prey, all within arm's reach. The show will culminate with a performance by Harmony from Mountain View. Harmony has performed nationally and focuses on traditional and contemporary folk music, old-time string band music, and good-old three-part harmony gospel songs. Please join us for an evening of beautiful photographs, amazing birds of prey, and great toe-tappin music.

Bull Shoals-White River State Park sponsors Eagle Awareness in conjunction with the Bull Shoals Theater for the Arts, the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Gaston's White River Resort, Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock and many other area merchants.

Please check our website for the schedule of events and programs for the weekend.

For more information contact the park at (870) 445-3629, e-mail bullshoalswhiteriver@arkansas.gov, or visit us on the web at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/bullshoalswhiteriver