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The public will have a chance to celebrate the New Year by viewing and taking tours of Bald Eagles in their natural habitats. DNR and Patoka Lake Wildlife Naturalist will be sharing information, giving tours, and presenting a resident bald eagle and other live raptors in January.

The 29th annual Eagle Watch will be hosted at the Patoka Lake Nature Center from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 7th.

For the day’s events DNR Patoka Lake Interpretive Naturalist, Dana Reckelhoff will be on hand to share the life story of these birds of prey. Brian Finch, Patoka Lake Wildlife Specialist and his team will be providing driving tours to hot spots for eagle viewing. There will be focus on the Eagle Reintroduction Program of the 1980’s and eagles that call southern Indiana home. Hoosier Birds.

Participants must pre-register for the day’s events by contacting the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812-685-2447. There will be a $5 per person program fee (age 5 and under are free) with light refreshments provided and kid’s activities and crafts from 11-2:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch, have vehicles fueled for the driving tour and to bring along your binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras!


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