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Staff file photo by Mary Rupert
Eagle DayEagle Day will be Saturday, Jan.26, at the Schlagle Library and Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake.
The 12th annual Eagle Day celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at the F.L. Schlagle Library and Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road.
Events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Schlagle Library, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Davis Hall.
Two live eagle presentations by Operation Wildlife are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the library. The library also will have eagle crafts for kids, and binocular and field guide checkout for those who want to view eagles and other waterfowl on the lake.
Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Davis Hall at the lake, volunteers from Operation Wildlife will visit with the public about a variety of live hawks, owls and falcons on display. There will be bird presentations every hour, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting 30 to 45 minutes. The last presentation will begin at 3 p.m.
Eagle Day is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, Board of Public Utilities, Operation Wildlife and the Unified Government of KCK Parks and Recreation Department.
“BPU is proud to sponsor this local event which recognizes our national symbol and the preservation efforts that have helped sustain the American Bald Eagle,” said Don Gray, general manager of BPU. “We are excited to be a part of this educational opportunity for Wyandotte County residents and our community.”
For more information or to download a park map, visit www.kckpl.org or call 913-299-2384.