Eagle Watch On Audubon Bucket List

A “bucket list” was the theme the staff of the Audubon Center and Sanctuary kept in mind as they assembled their 2014 calendar, where they pictured a year’s worth of natural history opportunities people may want to experience before they “kick the bucket.”

The event they highlighted for February is the Eagle Watch on Saturday, when one can see bald eagles where they spend the winter and learn more about bald eagles.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and other local organizations are teaming up to offer an amazing eagle presentation at the Kinzua Dam in Warren, Pennsylvania. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Game Commission will conduct presentations on Pennsylvania’s Bald Eagle restoration program at the Visitor Center. Biologists and birders will be on hand to show visitors the eagles from the viewing platform on the dam and at the tailwater area.

The event is free, and no reservations are required.

The Kinzua Dam Visitor Center is located on Route 59 south of Warren. Take Route 62 South to Route 6 and turn east. Turn left onto Route 59 at the light and go about 10 miles.

The dam area is a cold, windy place, so those attending are reminded to wear layers and dress for the weather.

Before or after the Eagle Watch, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is also hosting its annual Snowflake Festival, Audubon’s winter celebration of family fun featuring live owl shows, horse-drawn sleigh rides, naturalist-guided hikes, door prizes, behind-the-scenes eagle tours, kids crafts, building bird feeders, displays and exhibits, food and treats.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

For more information about the Eagle Watch and the Snowflake Festival, call 569-2345 or click through the Program Listing at jamestownaudubon.org.