SMITHVILLE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invite the public to Smithville Lake’s 22nd Annual Eagle Days in Smithville, Mo., Jan. 7 and 8, 2017.
The two-day event is highlighted by live predatory bird programs hosted by Operation Wildlife on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. at the Paradise Pointe Golf Course Complex. Several other vendors will participate Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Eagle viewing stations with spotting scopes and agency personnel will be available to help visitor's view live eagles in the wild.
"We are glad to partner with other agencies and organizations to continue bringing this fun, educational event to the public," said Derek Dorsey, Smithville Lake natural resources manager. "On average, nearly 1,500 attend this event at Smithville Lake each year. Our lakes play a critical role by providing habitat for several thousand wintering birds in the Midwest. We hope this two-day event provides an amazing opportunity to learn more about bald eagles in the wild and why we work so hard to preserve them and their habitat."
The event is free but seating for the live predatory bird programs is limited to 175 people per show. Tickets are not needed for the event. Don’t forget to bring cameras, binoculars and scopes and to dress warm for outside viewing. If you have questions regarding Eagle Days at Smithville Lake, please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center by calling (816) 532-0174.
Paradise Pointe Golf Course Complex Address:
18212 Golf Course Road
Smithville, Mo. 64089
Release no. 16-050