Wednesday, January 28, 2009

View Bald Eagles at Missouri Department of Conservation Eagle Days

In a general conservation opinion survey, over 93 percent of Missourians said they were interested in viewing a bald eagle in the outdoors.

When my wife and I were dating nearly 30 years ago, we drove to Swan Lake in north Missouri to watch dozens of eagles perch in trees on the waterfowl refuge. It was a great way to spend the day together. Today, there are even more eagles in Missouri. And most Missourians won't have to travel very far to see bald eagles, especially in the winter.

You can attend an Eagle Days event sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Or read about the many places where eagles gather in the winter and plan your own trip to see both eagles and more of the great outdoors in Missouri.

More information on eagles and hawks is available online and a great article on eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures is in the January, 2009 issue of the Missouri Conservationist magazine.