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Des Moines Parks and Rec Bald Eagle Day
13 February 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Fellowship Baptist Church on February 13 to host Bald Eagle Day on the SE 6th Street Bridge. Between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm there will be spotting scopes and people on the bridge to assist with viewing some of the wild bald eagles in Des Moines and a bald eagle nest located along the Des Moines River Trail.
Inside Fellowship Baptist Church, you will be able to warm up, relax, and listen to presentations by Urbandale author, Ty Smedes, and raptor rehabilitation organization, SOAR. Ty Smedes will give a slide presentation at 10:30 and 12:30 that will include everything you ever wanted to know about bald eagles. SOAR – Saving Our Avian Resources will present at 11:30 and 1:30 with a live education ambassador bald eagle and another guest education ambassador. SOAR will also be discussing the current hazards that bald eagles face in today’s environment and the steps taken when eagles are brought into wildlife rehabilitation. All ages are welcome, there will be children’s activities and the event is free and open to the public.