Eagles presentation on Feb. 14

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Case-Halstead Library in Carlyle, will host an eagle watch on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the library.
At 10 a.m. and noon, the World Bird Sanctuary will present “All About Eagles” and will bring a live bald eagle to demonstrate the majestic flight and nature of this bird.
Everyone attending the event will have the opportunity to listen to a story about bald eagles, make crafts and observe replicas of a bald eagle skull, egg, talons and feathers to get a better understanding of the bird.
Participants can also pick up a map at the library during the event and drive to various viewing locations at the lake. Park rangers will be at these locations with spotting scopes to assist and answer questions.
Those attending are encouraged to take binoculars and dress accordingly for the weather.
On Jan. 9-10, Carlyle Lake staff members performed the annual “Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey” at Carlyle Lake. During the survey, 58 mature and 42 immature eagles were identified and recorded in four counties in the Carlyle Lake area.
With 83 miles of shoreline, Carlyle Lake offers excellent habitat for eagles and has all the resources available for their survival.
The number of eagles visiting Carlyle Lake in past years has increased, and many active nests have been located.
The population of bald eagles in Illinois has steadily increased over the past several years, due to federal laws and conservation efforts that have been made to save those birds of prey.
For more information on the Feb, 14 presentation or on bald eagles, call the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 594-2484 or email [email protected]

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