Bald Eagle Watching Day is March 7

Live Bald Eagle programs will be presented at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. during Bald Eagle Watching Day in Ferryville, WI Saturday, March 7. Pictured above is Molly Gezella of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center with one of the American Bald Eagles featured in the programs. Submitted photo.

The Sixth Annual Bald Eagle Watching Day will be held Saturday, March 7 in Ferryville, WI at the Village Community Center located on State Highway 35, “The Great River Road.” This program is sponsored by the Ferryville Tourism Council and is free to the public. It is co-sponsored this year by Friends of Pool 9.
Event activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with not only opportunities to see and learn about Bald Eagles but also enjoy refreshments. There will also be free children’s craft activities throughout the event.
Live Bald Eagle programs will be at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. featuring eagles from the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. Learn how the Bald Eagles have returned to this area in increasing numbers and what  can be done to support the effort to help the eagles flourish. The University of Minnesota Raptor Center is back for the fifth year with raptors and an eagle. Gail Buhl will tell the story of these birds and their journey.  There will be opportunities to take photos of the eagles and other raptors. Returning for the fourth year in a row will be “Lois the Owl,” who loves an audience and flies about the room during her segment of the raptor presentation.
De Soto Middle School students, St. Charles Middle School students of Genoa, WI and Seneca Middle School students will be participating in a display of art and science projects that educate about Bald Eagles. Kathy Schwarz, Middle School teacher of De Soto, art teacher Meg Buchner of St. Charles Middle School and Cody Sime of the Seneca Middle School are all working with the Ferryville Tourism Council to create this exhibit as part of the day’s activities. Student teams will receive trophies to recognize their scholastic achievements at the awards ceremony at 1 p.m.
Local restaurants will also  be featuring special items just for Bald Eagle Day.
For additional information, see the advertisement in this newspaper, visit the Ferryville Tourism Council Website, or at