The majestic Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, is our national bird. Not too long ago, in 1991, we only had one nesting pair in Indiana. One! Prior to that, we zero nesting pairs from 1897 to 1991. Through efforts that began in 1985, the eagles bounced back. And now we have over 200 nesting pairs! What a great recovery!
Amos W. Butler Audubon Society will have a free field trip to Parke County to view eagles this Sat., January 23rd. On past trips, we have viewed 40-60 eagles in one day. It should be a great opportunity for any nature lover.
We will meet at 5:45 am at the Marsh at 6965 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis. We will carpool to the West Union bridge to view the eagles at dawn as they leave their overnight roost. We will also visit nest sites in the area to view eagles and waterfowl. We plan to visit the power plant in Cayuga, and if time permits we will visit Universal Mines. We will stop for a fast-food lunch in one of the neighboring towns.
Hope to see you Sat. for a great day of wildlife watching!
(Photos from Wikipedia)