Eagle Awareness Weekend

Media Release
November 29, 2011

Bull Shoals-White River State Park
153 Bull Shoals Park
Lakeview, AR 72642
 
Contact: Julie Lovett, Park Interpreter
             Kim Garland, Park Interpreter
 
Phone: (870) 445-3629
              Kim.Garland@arkansas.gov

 

January 6th and 7th, 2012 

They say the sight of a Bald Eagle can touch your soul… join us during Eagle Awareness Weekend at Bull Shoals-White River State Park and see if the Bald Eagle touches your soul.

The Bald Eagle is not only our National symbol, but also symbolic of our ability to save and preserve species. Each winter, the Ozarks plays host to over 100 bald eagles migrating to and through this prime eagle wintering ground. Bull Shoals-White River State Park annually celebrates their arrival with our Eagle Awareness Event. This will be your chance to get out and see eagles, various other birds of prey, and migratory birds in the wild as expert Rangers, Naturalists, and Park Interpreters take you within viewing distance. In years past, most visitors to this event have spotted eagles in the wild. Other common sightings on the tours include ospreys, waterfowl, herons, loons, owls, and other winter wildlife. 

This year’s guest speakers will include a local Falconer, Bird Rehabilitators and the Little Rock Zoo, who will showcase a live mature Bald Eagle and other birds of prey, all within arm’s reach.

Bull Shoals-White River State Park sponsors Eagle Awareness in conjunction with the Bull Shoals Theater for the Arts, the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Gaston’s White River Resort, Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock and many other area merchants.  

A detailed schedule may be picked up at the park or mailed to you or please check our website for the schedule of events and programs for the weekend.

For more information contact the park at (870) 445-3629, e-mail bullshoalswhiteriver@arkansas.gov, or visit us on the web at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/bullshoalswhiteriver

 

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