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Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge and Partners Focus on Bald Eagles
Midwest Region, February 10, 2012
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Families captivated by the live Bald Eagle provided by the World Bird Sanctuary at the Eagle Trek near Modoc, Illinois.
Families captivated by the live Bald Eagle provided by the World Bird Sanctuary at the Eagle Trek near Modoc, Illinois. - Photo Credit: Stephen Ibendahl, SWIL RC&D

Though exposed to periodic episodes of misty rain and fog, 210 participants took part in the 2nd Annual Eagle Trek, held at the Kaskaskia Lock and Dam near Modoc, Ill. on Feb. 4, 2012. Enthusiasts were once again afforded the opportunity to spend a day discussing the Natural History of Bald Eagles; our national emblem.

The staff at the Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge joined forces with the Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation & Development, US Army Corps of Engineers-Kaskaskia River Project, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Southwestern Illinois College, Red Bud High School Science Club, Kaskaskia Regional Port District, Lower Kaskaskia Stakeholders, Inc., Chester Tourism Committee and CLIFFTOP to provide eagle viewing, interpretation, kid activities, along with photographic opportunities with a live bald eagle provided by the World Bird Sanctuary. "Who would have thought an eagle’s nest could weigh almost as much as our car, exclaimed one middle school student? The event was enjoyed by all who attended as kids left with a smile on their face, an Eagle Trek bracelet memento, and precious memories.


Contact Info: Robert Cail, 618.763.4420 X12, robert_cail@fws.gov



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