Eagle Watch event at Case-Halstead Library

Carlyle Lake, Illinois- (Effingham Radio) – The US Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Case-Halstead Library, will host an Eagle Watch on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Case-Halstead Library in Carlyle, Illinois.

At 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am and 11:00 am, the World Bird Sanctuary will present “All About Eagles” and will bring a bald eagle alive to demonstrate the majestic flight and nature of this beautiful bird. Reservations will be required to limit each free 20-minute presentation to 50 participants. Masks will also be compulsory at the library. To book one of the presentations, please visit https://carlylelakeusace.ticketleap.com/eagle-watch/ or call the Carlyle Lake Project office at 618-594-2484.

Everyone who attends the event will have the opportunity to make a trade and observe replicas of a bald eagle skull, egg, talons and feathers to gain a better understanding of the bird. Participants can also pick up a map from the library during the event and drive to various lakeside viewing spots. The Park Rangers will be at these locations with spotting scopes to help and answer questions. Everyone is encouraged to bring binoculars and to dress appropriately for the weather.

Carlyle Lake staff members conducted the annual Sidwinter Bald Eagle Survey in Carlyle Lake on January 7th.e and 8e. During the survey, 48 mature eagles and 6 immature eagles were identified and recorded in four counties in the Carlyle Lake area. With 83 miles of shoreline, Carlyle Lake provides excellent habitat for eagles and has all the resources available for their survival. The number of eagles visiting Carlyle Lake in recent years has increased and many active nests have been located. The population of bald eagles in Illinois has been steadily increasing in recent years due to federal laws and conservation efforts that have been put into saving these magnificent birds of prey.

If you have any questions about the event, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email [email protected].

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