Over the last few years, Bald Eagle sightings have been on the rise at Lake Shelbyville, along with an increase in public interest. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding Eagle Day at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from Noon until 4:00 p.m.
The Illinois Raptor Center will be presenting a Birds of Prey program that will feature a live Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle along with other birds of prey at 2:00 p.m. This is an excellent program and you will be able to see the eagles and other birds up close, so be sure to arrive early to get the best seats available.
From Noon to 4:00 p.m. park rangers will have spotting scopes and binoculars available so you can view the birds that should be active on Lake Shelbyville, including Bald Eagles and waterfowl that are migrating through the area. There will also be crafts and activities for children of all ages to enjoy.
For more information on this event contact the Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services and Outreach Department by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-774-3951 Ext. 2.