Eagle Awarenesss at Bull Shoals White River State Park

Oct 17th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

By Julie Lovett, Park Interpreter

Eagle Awareness Weekend, January 10th and 11th, 2014.

Make your plans now!

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, it is 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 Tim Ernst, a local Nature Photographer and Author who will be premiering his latest Book, Buffalo River Beauty,  Howard Davis a Master Falconer, Bird Rehabilitators from the Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas and the Little Rock Zoo, who will showcase a live mature Bald Eagle and other birds of prey, all within arm’s reach. The show will culminate with a performance by Harmony from Mountain View, Arkansas. Harmony has performed nationally and focuses on traditional and contemporary folk music, old-time string band music, and good-old three-part harmony gospel songs. Please join us for an evening of beautiful photographs, amazing birds of prey, and great toe-tappin music.

A detailed schedule will be available soon.  For more information contact the park at (870) 445-3629, e-mail bullshoalswhiteriver@arkansas.gov<mailto:bullshoalswhiteriver@arkansas.gov>, or visit us on the web at www.ArkansasStateParks.com/bullshoalswhiteriver<http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/bullshoalswhiteriver>