16th annual Eagle Days
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.
PROGRAMSEvents take place at various locations throughout the weekend. You can find a full schedule on the Eagle Days website. Activities to expect are:
- Willmore Lodge: Wild eagle viewing
- Bagnell Dam Access: Wild eagle viewing
- Osage National Golf Resort: Hourly live eagle programs by the World Bird Sanctuary
- School of the Osage Heritage Elementary: Hourly live owl programs and a Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal program by the Dickerson Park Zoo, plus children's activities and vendors
Eagles prefer to live near forested areas near open water, and their favorite food is fish. The Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect habitat for them. They can also live in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, so ever-changing Missouri weather poses no problem at all.
In addition to the wonderful programs that are being offered, there are also two contests going on. Children ages 2-7 and 8-12 can download a picture to color and enter it to win Bridal Cave passes. This contest ends at 3 pm on January 10.
Amateur photographers ages 13 and older may participate in the photo contest. Entries must be received by January 6 for cash prizes. A list of rules and additional information can be found on their website.
If this sounds like a program that you would like to be involved in, volunteers are needed in many areas. Both individuals and organizations are welcome to lend a helping hand. Visit the Eagle Days website or call 1-800-386-5253 for more information.
|photo courtesy of Funlake.com|
Make sure that you bring along your binoculars for the best chance to spot one of these glorious creatures. Don't forget your camera too. You could capture next year's winning photo.
Attending these programs can help you to know where and what to look for next summer while you are out in one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals. Spotting eagles around our lake is a fun thing to add to your day full of boating excitement. BomBay Boat Rental Co.'s watercrafts may be out of the water right now, but the Lake of the Ozarks still has plenty of incredible things going on all winter. We'll be sure to keep you up-to-date on them so you can keep busy until next spring.
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