Kaw Valley Eagles Day

No Eagles Day in 2022

For the second year, COVID-19 has forced us to cancel plans for the annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day, sponsored by the Jayhawk Audubon Society, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Unified School District 497.

 

We hope you will get outside to see eagles on your own! They are usually around the Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River, just east of the bridge. You may also spot them at Clinton Lake and Perry Lake.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an eagle-viewing field trip on Jan. 6. Click here for details and registration.

ACTIVITIES:

 

Exhibitors will have lots for you to do:

  • investigate mystery boxes with Hidden Valley Camp

  • “fish” with the Army Corps of Engineers

  • remodel a watershed with Friends of The Kaw

  • peek inside bluebird boxes with the Kaw Valley Bluebird Association

  • learn about the illegal trade in wild animals from the Topeka Zoo

  • build kits with Home Depot

  • learn about our local wetland with the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center

  • get up close to wild birds with Prairie Park Nature Center

  • and even more!

EAGLE-VIEWING FIELD TRIPS: 10:30 & 1:15

Free bus rides for field trips available.
First come, first serve
Follow in your own car if you prefer.
Dress for the weather!

PRESENTATIONS:

Live Eagles and Raptors -- Marty Burrell

9:30-10:15 and 3:00-3:45

Kansas Nesting Bald Eagles -- Mike Watkins

12:15-1:00


FOR MORE INFORMATION: 785-843-7665

Many, many thanks to our generous sponsors for supporting this gift of a day of fun and conservation education to our community: US Army Corps of Engineers, Jayhawk Audubon Society, Lawrence Public Schools USD 497, Chickadee Checkoff, Home Depot, ICL Performance Products, City of Lawrence Public Works.