Sign up now for American Eagle Day at Seven Islands

Jay FitzEast Knox, Our Town Outdoors

Saturday, June 18, at 8 a.m. is American Eagle Day at Seven Islands State Birding Park. The celebration commemorates the anniversary of the bald eagle’s selection as the United States’ national symbol on the Great Seal in 1782. Today, it serves as a reminder of the bald eagle’s status as a conservation success story and celebrates the eagle’s triumphant return from near extinction.

Although the bald eagle has made a remarkable comeback, there is still work to be done. Trash and debris continue to pollute ecosystems across the U.S., especially in parks, roadways, rivers, lakes and streams. Fishing line, hooks, rodenticides and household garbage pose a serious threat to our incredible bald eagle and other species.

To celebrate American Eagle Day 2022, Seven Islands State Birding Park is partnering with the American Eagle Foundation to offer birds of prey programs, including an opportunity to meet a live bald eagle ambassador. Following the program, participants can take a hike with a Seven Islands Park Ranger accompanied by an avian care specialist from American Eagle Foundation. Learn firsthand about Seven Islands Birding Park and why it is the ideal habitat for birds of prey including the bald eagle.

There are two time slots, so please sign up for the hike you plan to attend and make sure to come early for the birds of prey program.

  • 8 a.m. AEF program with live Bird of Prey TBD
  • 8:30 a.m. SISBP Ranger-led Eagle Walk
  • 9:30 a.m. AEF program with live Bird of Prey TBD
  • 10 a.m. SISBP Ranger-led Eagle Walk

Space is limited so register today.This is a free program, but donations are welcome for the American Eagle Foundation and Friends of Seven Islands. For more information or to register go here or call 715-630-6848.

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