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Eagle Watch Weekends offered at three Kentucky State Parks in January and February

Kentucky State Parks are offering Eagle Watch Weekends at three state parks during January and February 2020. Guests can see bald eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat along the shores of Kentucky Lake. Kentucky State Parks have been offering eagle tours for more than 40 years. The tours are led by state park naturalists and staff from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The...

Kentucky State Parks announces January and February dates for Eagle Watch Weekends

A unique tradition for more than 40 years, Kentucky State Parks announced dates for its 2019 Eagle Watch Weekends, a chance to observe bald eagles as they gather around the major lakes of western Kentucky looking for food. Bald Eagle (Photo from KSP) This unique wildlife-watching opportunity is offered as a tour by water in January and February of 2019 at three Kentucky state resort parks. Led by state...

Kentucky Dams Village offering guided bald eagle tours to groups throughout January and February

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is offering guided eagle tours to groups who provide their own transportation this winter. The tours are in addition to the Eagle Watch Weekend the park is holding Jan. 26-28. These guided tours would be ideal for church, schools, youth and senior citizen organizations to see bald eagles in the Kentucky Lake-Lake Barkley area during January and February. The...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: The eagle has landed — survived and flourished — back from the brink

This is the last of a two-part series on the comeback of America’s national symbol. On July 12, 1995 federal biologists believed that populations had recovered enough so that the bald eagle could be taken off the endangered species list, and designated as a threatened species. That designation lasted just 12 years. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced the delisting of the bald eagle...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Bald Eagle nesting resurgence — back from the brink of extinction

This is the first of a two-part series on the comeback of America’s national symbol. The Bald Eagle’s comeback from the brink of extinction is one of our country’s greatest conservation success stories. In Kentucky today there are more eagle habitat, and the number of nesting pairs of eagles may actually be higher than during the late 18th century, when explorers, long hunters and settlers first...

State parks offering student field trip experience observing bald eagles on Kentucky Lake Jan. 29

The Kentucky State Parks are offering a unique field trip experience for students interested in wildlife and the environment. Students can take a cruise aboard the CQ Princess to observe bald eagles along Kentucky Lake on Jan. 29. The temperature-controlled yacht will depart from the marina at Kenlake State Resort Park at Aurora for a two-hour cruise. Students can take a cruise aboard the CQ Princess...

Salato Wildlife Center adds bobcat kitten, bald eagle to its permanent exhibitions

The new bobcat kitten will be on exhibit from 2-3 p.m. Eastern time Tuesdays through Saturdays. Visitors are encouraged to call the Salato Center at (502) 564-7863 before visiting to confirm that it will be out for viewing (F&W Photo)   The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort has added a bobcat kitten and a bald eagle to its collection of exhibit animals.   The center recently...