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Bald Eagle Day March 31

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bald Eagle Day will be observed this year in Cherokee on March 31 at the Cherokee VFW located at 113 E. Maple St.

Bald Eagles are increasing in Iowa, this years Bald Eagle count took place in January, there were 3232 Bald Eagles

counted in Iowa.

The highest number in the history of the count was along the Missouri River. George and Marian McNabb counted Bald Eagles between Sioux Rapids, Linn Grove, and Peterson for a total of 13, Lee Schoenewe, from Spencer, counted 24 between Peterson and Cherokee for a total of 37 along the Little Sioux River from

Sioux Rapids to Cherokee. There are nests located on this route along the Little Sioux River.

This year's programs will begin at 10 a.m. with Marian McNabb presenting a program on Birds, and how Litter affects our Wildlife, at 11 a.m., Don Poggensee will have a program on Bald Eagels. Lunch will be served at noon and cost is a free will donation.

At 1 p.m. Kay Neumann of Save Our Avian Resources, (SOAR) will have a eagle and present a program on Bald Eagles. There will be a Raptor Release at the Field of Dreams in Cherokee about 2:10 p.m. All programs are free to the public.

Further information can be found by calling 269-4920.

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