Kaw Valley Eagles Day event rescheduled for Saturday

photo by: Orlin Wagner/Associated Press

A bald eagle flies off with a fish along the Kansas River near Lawrence on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

The Jayhawk Audubon Society has rescheduled its annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day for Saturday.

This year’s event was originally scheduled for Jan. 19 but was canceled because of icy weather. The rescheduled event will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Billy Mills Middle School, 2734 Louisiana St., according to the organization’s website.

Mike Watkins, a local biologist who tracks eagles for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will give presentations on the history of bald eagles in Kansas. Other presentations and activities at the event will include the showing of live bald and golden eagles and other animals.

Those who attend will learn about the bald eagles that have nested around Clinton Lake and will get to see that area, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public.

Winter is often the best time to see bald eagles in the Lawrence area. Watkins previously told the Journal-World that 2,500 to 3,000 eagles can be seen in Kansas during the winter.

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