Eagle DaysDecember 5-6, 2015
37th Annual Eagle Days Event for the general public. The event features live eagle show, bus tours, interpretation, and more.
Click here for the Squaw Creek NWR Eagle Days events flyer.
37th Annual Eagle Days at Squaw Creek NWR
Come celebrate the 37th annual Eagle Days at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) this Saturday December 5, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday December 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See wildlife like bald eagles, trumpeter swans, snow geese, and ducks! The event is hosted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Squaw Creek NWR with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Dickerson Park Zoo from Springfield, Missouri, Remington Nature Center from St. Joseph and our many volunteer partners like Friends of Squaw Creek, Loess Hills and Osage Trails Missouri Master Naturalists, Missouri Western State University’s Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Midland Empire Audubon Society, and the Missouri Department of Transportation.
There will be activities throughout the day such as live captive eagle programs provided by the Dickerson Park Zoo in the refuge maintenance building each hour on the hour. Free guided bus tours will be offered or drive around the auto tour route independently and stop at the eagle viewing stations manned by our volunteers to view eagles up close with our spotting scopes. There will be special eagle exhibits on display and Remington Nature Center and volunteers will be on hand for crafts for kids. Friends of Squaw Creek will host a concession stand providing food and beverages from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or visit the local community for more food options as well. The Midland Empire Audubon Society will be selling wild bird seed and feeders and the Nature Shop will be open in the Visitor Center.
PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE FOR EAGLE DAYS EVENT AND BUS TOURS:
- Eagle shows on Saturday, December 5, 2015 will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., every hour on the hour.
- Free guided bus tours on Saturday, December 5th will be each half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Saturday only from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A free shuttle bus will be available from the alternate parking area located near the Squaw Creek Eagles Nest Truck Stop located on the corner of Highway 159 and Exit 79 near I-29, south of Mound City.
- Eagle Shows on Sunday, December 6, 2015 will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every hour on the hour.
- Free guided bus tours on Sunday, December 8th will be every hour from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Eagle Days alternate parking for passenger cars and groups will be provided near the Squaw Creek Eagle’s Nest Truck Stop, located on the corner of Highway 159 and Exit 79 off of I-29 (south of Mound City), 3 miles away from the refuge. A free shuttle bus will be available on Saturday only from the alternate parking lot to the Eagle Days event. For current bird survey numbers or questions about programs and the event flyer at Squaw Creek NWR, please visit our website at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Squaw_Creek/ or the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Facebook page, or call (660) 442-3187. In case of inclement weather, please check the Squaw Creek NWR Facebook page or listen to local radio and local TV for updates for the Eagle Days event. Feel free to share your photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtag #SQCeagledays. We hope to see you, your family, and friends there!