JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Join the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Wild Webcast on Bald Eagles and Eagle Days Tuesday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about bald eagles in Missouri and MDC’s free Eagle Days events and other eagle-viewing opportunities around the state. MDC Resource Scientist Janet Haslerig and MDC Eagle Days Veteran Dan Zarlenga will share their expertise about bald eagles in Missouri and the perennially popular MDC Eagle Days events around the state.
Register for the free MDC Wild Webcast on Bald Eagles and Eagle Days at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZT7
Because of the state’s big rivers, many lakes, and abundant wetlands, Missouri is one of the leading lower 48 states for wintering bald eagle viewing. Each fall, thousands of these great birds migrate south from their nesting range in Canada and the Great Lakes states to hunt in the Show-Me State. Eagles take up residence wherever they find open water and plentiful food. More than 2,000 bald eagles are typically reported in Missouri during winter.
From December through February, Missouri’s winter eagle watching is spectacular. MDC offers Eagle Days events around the state and encourages people to enjoy eagle viewing on their own. For more information on Eagle Days, visit nature.mdc.mo.gov/eagle-days-5
For more information on bald eagles, visit the MDC online Field Guide at nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/bald-eagle.
Watch previous MDC Wild Webcasts at mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/mdc-wild-webcasts to learn about invasive species, mountain lions, birding, fishing, chronic wasting disease, black bears, pollinators, and feral hogs.