STOCKTON, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake near Stockton, Mo. will host an Eagle Day with partners on Jan. 12, 2019.
At the beginning of each year, the Stockton Lake Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and the Missouri Department of Conservation combine forces to bring the community a spectacle of nature’s beauty known as Eagle Day. The 25th annual Eagle Day will be held on January 12th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Eagle Day lake tours offer a view point of Stockton Lake not seen from the roadway or campground and can offer a breathtaking view of nature’s beauty. To maximize convenience, three separate locations around the lake will be used for tour starting points; Orleans Trail Marina, Mutton Creek Marina, and Stockton State Park Marina. The marinas will be providing pontoon boats to ferry spectators to and from eagle observation areas. Due to limited seating on the tours, registration must be made prior to the event.
Local Missouri Department of Conservation agents conduct annual eagle counts on the lake each year. These counts are conducted before the Eagle Day tour takes place revealing the eagle “hot spots” around the lake. The annual Stockton Lake census has averaged approximately 75 eagles in past years.
A five dollar donation for the lake tour is requested by the Stockton Lake Association but is not a requirement. The donations help cover fuel and other costs associated with the boat tours, and are much appreciated.
If you are interested in taking part in this breathtaking experience for the first time or returning for another blissful tour, please register with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Stockton Lake office at 417-276-3113 by 4 p.m. January 11. Please dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions, and don’t forget to bring your binoculars and camera. In case of extreme weather, please tune in to KRWP 107.7 FM or KTTS 94.7 FM for cancellation information.
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