Bald eagles are flying once again over Lake of the Arbuckles at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The annual return of the bald eagles to this area is always a cause for celebration during the winter season. Also, recent extreme cold weather in the northern United States may send bald eagles flying to southern areas.
This year park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area would like to invite the public to attend Bald Eagle Watches scheduled for Saturday, January 18 and 25, 2014. The day will begin at 9:00 am with a program at the Travertine Nature Center. After the program the group will caravan with park rangers to Lake of the Arbuckles to locate and observe eagles in the wild until noon. Those attending should dress for the weather; bring a camera, binoculars, birding field guide, and a sack lunch. To learn more about this annual event, please call the Travertine Nature Center at 580 622-7234.
The American bald eagle almost reached the point of extinction, but the combined efforts of many private citizens, elected officials, and government agencies led to the removal of bald eagles from the endangered species list in 2007. This increase in the eagle population allows us the privilege of seeing these birds in the wild. Come join us at Chickasaw National Recreation Area for Bald Eagle Watch 2014.