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    2012 Eagle Day at Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center

    ST. LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES

    01.19.2012

    Story by Romanda Walker 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District - MVS

    LAKE SHELBYVILLE - Over the last few years, bald eagle sightings have been on the rise at Lake Shelbyville, along with an increase in public interest in these magnificent birds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-St. Louis District would like to invite you, your family and friends to Eagle Day at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center on Feb. 18, 2012, from noon until 4 p.m. to learn more about our national bird.

    The Illinois Raptor Center will be presenting a Birds of Prey program that will feature a live bald eagle and a golden eagle along with other birds of prey at 2 p.m. This is an excellent program and you will be able to see the eagles and other birds up close, so be sure to arrive early to get the best seats available.

    From noon to 4 p.m. park rangers will have spotting scopes and binoculars available so you can view the birds that should be active on Lake Shelbyville, including Bald Eagles and waterfowl that are migrating through the area. There will also be crafts and activities for children of all ages to enjoy.

    You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see and learn more about the most magnificent bird in this country, so bring your friends and family to the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center's Eagle Day.

    For more information on this event contact the Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services and Outreach Department by email lakeshelbyville@usace.army.mil or by calling 217-774-3951 Ext. 2.

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    Date Taken: 01.19.2012
    Date Posted: 01.19.2012 15:53
    Story ID: 82583
    Location: ST. LOUIS, MO, US 

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