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Prairie du Chein’s 11th Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

Event Details

February 26, 2016 — February 27, 2016
Prairie du Chien, WI
Phone: 800) 732-1673, Ext. 11
Website: www.prairieduchien.org

Event Description

The 11th Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 2016, in Prairie du Chien, WI. The event will feature new programs and presentations by state and local birding experts. The event will consist of educational and fun activities for outdoor enthusiasts and the whole family.

Free programs open to the public begin Friday evening at 6 p.m. at two local hotels. Robert Vavra, former clammer, will start off the event with his new program concentrating on the history of clamming on the Upper Mississippi. Pat Schlarbaum, Iowa DNR representative, will then follow with a presentation entitled “Eagles, Falcons & Ospreys”. Highlights on Saturday at the Hoffman Hall Recreation Hall (1600 S Wacouta Ave), will be live bird programs featuring a bald eagle and five other raptors, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., presented by The Schlitz Audubon Society.  Other educational programs will include “Bald Eagle Status & Monitoring” by Dan Goltz, Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Biologist and “Tracking the Decorah Eagles” by Eagle Valley Biologist Brett Mandernack.  Attendees will also be able to view throughout the day many educational birding and nature exhibits. Children will be able to participate in hands-on activities. Local birding observation will also be available.


The event is sponsored by Effigy Mounds National Monument and the Prairie du Chien Tourism Council.