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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • MDC to host Eagle Days

  • Eagle Days scheduled Jan 26 and 27 in Clarksville.
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  • The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages eagle-lovers to view the birds at the annual Eagle Days event at Lock & Dam 24 at Clarksville from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
    Spotting scopes will be set up at the River Front Park and volunteers and staff from MDC will help visitors watch eagles and migrating waterfowl. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff maintains a bonfire to keep the chill off as participants watch the eagles feeding on fish in the open waters.
    Additionally, Eagle Days features activities to entertain and educate the whole family. The Apple Shed Theater, located on Missouri 79 on the south edge of town, will host a live eagle program every hour on the hour, hands-on exhibits and displays, kids’ activities, and viewing of the MDC video Where Eagles Soar. The building is not heated, so visitors are encouraged to dress warmly.
    The annual celebration of winter wildlife watching is hosted by MDC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Clarksville.
    All events at Clarksville Eagle Days are free. For information, call (660) 785-2420 or visit mdc.mo.gov and search “Eagle Days.”

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