- Saturday 02/16/2013
- 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- Hideaway Harbor Park
- on Sioux Drive off of Portage Road in Portage des Sioux
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Bald Eagle Winter Watch at Hideaway Harbor Park
Join the St. Charles County Parks Department for the annual Bald Eagle Winter Watch from 8 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Feb. 16, at Hideaway Harbor Park, located on Sioux Drive, off Portage Road in Portage des Sioux. To celebrate the return of our national icon to the area, spectators may have a chance to view a group of bald eagles nesting along the mighty Mississippi River, as well as possibly witness spectacular views of these majestic birds in flight as they feed off the open river waters. To get the full effect, the Parks Department will provide a spotting scope and binoculars for the program, but guests are encouraged to bring their own equipment for maximum viewing. St. Charles County park staff will be available to answer questions about the eagle’s feeding habits, their migration patterns, and explain the rich history of Hideaway Harbor Park.
In addition, there will be several educational hands-on birding activities to participate in while at the park. Guest will have the opportunity to build a life-size eagle’s nest (six-feet in diameter) and learn about additional birds that live in the park! Also, take a walk to the outskirts of the 49-acre riverside park to experience a birdwatching activity with our park supervisor and get the best views of these majestic birds. A fire ring and hot cocoa will be offered to combat the winter chill.