Diane Johnson, Kansas wildlife rehabiltator from Operation Wildlife in Linwood, KS, will present a program on the American Bald Eagle and other raptors. Items in the program include: Live rehabiltated Bald Eagle, other important raptors, and the fall & rise of the Bald Eagle.
The evening program will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dane G. Hansen Boy Scout Reservation in the dining hall.
Bald Eagles can be seen anywhere at the Refuge. A majority are in various stages of juvenile plumages: mostly brown, with varying amounts of white throughout the plumage. Bald Eagles take five years to attain full adult plumage (i.e. white head and tail, solid brown body and wings). Peak numbers usually occur in early-to-mid-December, with upwards of 100 or more possible Refuge-wide. Numbers of wintering eagles then taper off through the rest of the winter, and by March they are more difficult to find.
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This majestic bird of prey can be observed all year at Kirwin. A nesting pair of bald eagles has resided at the Kiln for the past 3 years.