KAUKAUNA — Eagle Days Along the Fox River kicked off last Saturday with monitors at a variety of viewing sites and will conclude Sunday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna.
Events also continue this coming weekend Jan. 21-22, 2017. (See schedule below)
Eagle Days along the Fox River is a collaborative effort between the Fox Cities based A Day with Eagles, Eagle Days at 1000 Islands Environmental Center and Citizen Science Eagle Monitoring through Northeast Wisconsin Alliance, Inc.
See the eagle viewing map HERE.
Learn more about Eagle Days Along the Fox River HERE.
Jan. 21, 2017
Join us for a day of presentations as well as viewing opportunities taking place throughout the Valley both indoors and outdoors.
PAPER DISCOVERY CENTER
10:00 AM-4:00PM: View eagles from inside the Paper Discovery Center while browsing through the history of the paper making industry. Presentations will also be given throughout the day. Your visit is free compliments of Fox Communities Credit Union.
*10:30 AM & 1 PM: “Raptors – Rulers of the Sky” Raptor Education Group View raptors up close to learn about their unique characteristics and also about the work of rehabilitating raptors from health risks due to lead poisoning.
*12 PM & 2:30 PM: “An Eagle’s View of the Fox Locks and Its History.” Join historical enthusiast and author, Christine Williams, as she shares the colorful history of the Fox Locks and the men and families that lived in the lock houses and operated the system.
NEENAH PUBLIC LIBRARY
*9:30 AM & 1 PM: “Raptors—Rulers of the Sky” Aves Wildlife Alliance. View raptors up close to learn about their unique characteristics and also about the work of rehabilitating raptors from health risks due to lead poisoning.
*11 AM & 2:30 PM: “Surveying Eagles Past to Present,” Steve Easterly, WDNR Wildlife Technician. Listen as Steve Easterly shares how eagle populations have been and are currently being surveyed throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
*9:00AM-4:00 PM: Hands-on interactive display in the Children’s area. Children and adults will have opportunity to learn more about the biology and behaviors of this majestic bird of prey through interactive stations.
Sale of Eagle License Plates & Drawing –
*8:00 AM: Enjoy a guided bird hike on this scenic trail that winds on the shore opposite the Warch Campus Center. Parking is available on the corner of Lawe and Newberry Streets near the lock. A limited number of binoculars will be available to aid in viewing our feathered friends as well as a spotting scope.
Jan. 28, 2017
1000 ISLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
*7:00 AM-5:00 PM: Free activities inside the nature center including hands-on eagle activities, an eagle craft, coloring contest, door prizes and more!
*7:00 – 8:30 AM: Sunrise Eagle Viewing. Sunrise is at 7:16 am. Sunrise is a great time to catch some of the best eagle activity. Meet at 1000 Islands or at Quarry Point Park on Elm Street and dress appropriately for the cold. Volunteers will be available at the viewing sites from 7:00 am – 5:00 PM, but the sunrise and sunset viewings are highly encouraged.
*10:00 – 11:00 AM: “Raptor Rehab: The Trials and Tribulations of Protecting American Bald Eagles and other Raptors” Wildlife rehabilitators from Wildlife of Wisconsin (WOW) will teach us about some of the common threats to our area raptors, meet and hear stories about some of WOW’s educational raptors as well as learn how rehabilitators and even you can protect the magnificent animals yourself.
*1:00 – 2:00 PM: Live American Bald Eagle Presentation. Join us for an opportunity to see a live Bald Eagle up close and learn all about eagle biology, ecology, natural history and cultural connections in an engaging and entertaining presentation by a naturalist interpreter from the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.
*3:00 – 4:00 PM: Live Bald Eagle Presentation. An encore presentation by the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.
*4:00 – 5:00 PM: Sunset Eagle Viewing. Sunset is at 4:58 pm. Sunset is a great time to catch some of the best eagle activity. Meet at 1000 Islands or at Quarry Point Park on Elm Street and dress appropriately for the cold. Volunteers will be available at the viewing sites from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, but the sunrise and sunset viewings are highly encouraged.
*Fox Cities: Neenah, Menasha, Appleton, Kimberly, Little Chute, Combined Locks, Kaukauna, Wrightstown, Town of Neenah, Fox Crossing, Town of Menasha, Town of Grand Chute, Town of Greenville, Town of Buchanan, Town of Kaukauna, Town of Harrison and Village of Harrison.