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Bald Eagle Days

Monday, February 28, 2011

Events planned in Sioux Rapids, Sutherland and Cherokee

In the Feb. 21 issue, the Chronicle Times printed a press release that was issued from the Prairie Heritage Center that promoted an upcoming event on March 5 called the Little Sioux Eagle Watch.

However, the press release stated that the Linn Grove Library would be hosting an eagle education and other activities throughout the day. The release should have stated that the activities will be held in Sioux Rapids, not Linn Grove, and it is a separate event than the one held at the Prairie Heritage Center.

This is the Bald Eagle that will be making an appearance at the Bald Eagle Day in Linn Grove on March 5. The Eagle is used by SOAR for educational purposes, as it has a missing wing and can't be returned to the wild. Photo contributed
The Sioux Rapids event, also on March 5, is called Bald Eagle Day and is the first of two events under that banner. The second Bald Eagle Day will be held in Cherokee on Saturday, March 26.

The Sioux Rapids Bald Eagle Day will begin registration from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and refreshments served at the American Legion, 200 Main St. in Sioux Rapids from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. people will be taken out to view a Bald Eagle's Nest.

At 10 a.m. a program by Katie VanDerlinden, Buena Vista County Naturalist, will present a program featuring two Kestrels.

At 11 a.m. Pat Schlarbaum from the Department of Natural Resources will present a program with images of Bald Eagles.

Lunch will be served at noon by the Little Sioux Federated Garden Club for a free will donation.

Beginning at 1 p.m., Kay Neuman will be there from SOAR, Save Our Avian Resources, with a Bald Eagle that cannot be released back into the wild, because it is missing a wing.

Finally, at 2:30 p.m. Gene Geiger from Spencer will release a Raptor into the wild.

Snow date for the March 5, Sioux Rapids Bald Eagle Day will be March 12.

The first Bald Eagle Day in Cherokee will take place on Saturday, March 26 at the Cherokee VFW Club, 113 E. Maple St. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments served. At 10 a.m. a program by Katie VanDerlinden, Buena Vista County Naturalist, and will also feature two Kestrels.

At 11 a.m. Ginger Walker, Cherokee County Conservation Director and Naturalist, will present a program. Lunch will be served at noon with a free will donation.

Beginning at 1 p.m., Kay Neuman from SOAR, will be at the VFW with a Bald Eagle, she will present a program on Bald Eagles and lead poisoning.

For more information on either program call Marian McNabb at 712-269-4920.

The Little Sioux Eagle Watch will still be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on March 5.

The Center invites the public to stop by throughout the day from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The O'Brien County Conservation Board naturalist and other volunteers will be on hand to help you spot and identify eagles. Take part in hands-on activities and view informational displays.

In addition to eagle watching, Duane Jundt, a history professor at Northwestern College, will give a special birding presentation. Jundt will present "Birder in Chief -- Theodore Roosevelt and America's Birds" beginning at 2 p.m.

Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was an avid bird watcher? Learn more about it at this captivating program.

The Prairie Heritage Center is located at 4931 Yellow Ave. -- just one mile off Hwy 10, Southeast of Sutherland. Contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200 for more information.

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