SMITHVILLE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Clay County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Missouri Department of Conservation invite the public to Eagle Days at Smithville Lake, Smithville, Mo., January 9 and 10, 2016.
The two-day event is highlighted by live predatory bird programs 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 in Smithville, Mo. Kids’ crafts and 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.
“The Corps, along with our partnering organizations, are excited to host Smithville Lake’s 21st Annual Eagle Days to provide learning opportunities about this majestic bird and observe them in the wild,” said Lora Vacca, Smithville Lake operation project manager.
Scopes will be available at the best viewing areas on the lake and Federal Park Rangers, Clay County Park Rangers and Conservation Agents will be available to assist visitors. Don’t forget to bring your cameras, binoculars and scopes and dress warm for outside viewing.
Paradise Pointe Golf Course Complex Address:
18212 Golf Course Road
Smithville, Mo. 64089
The event is free but seating is limited to 175 people per show. Tickets are not needed for the event. 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.
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