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Tuttle Creek Eagle Day, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake, returns Saturday, Jan. 5, during peak eagle-watching season. It starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m.

The event has been held for more than 20 years with help from the Northern Flint Hills Audubon Society, the Tuttle Creek Lake Association, the Milford Nature Center and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service. It’s free and open to the public and no registration is required.

Participants will get to see live native birds of prey up-close in presentations from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Milford Nature Center as well as take an eagle watching tour around the lake. The tour will consist of short walks between viewing stations through unimproved paths and trails. Tuttle Creek houses several bald eagle nests, with approximately 20 being spotted above Rocky Ford Dam on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Transportation is provided via a bus from the fire station on the corner of Denison and Kimball Avenues, but space is limited. First come, first served. There will be a limited number of binoculars and scopes provided, but they recommend visitors bring their own. Participants are also advised to pay attention to the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

For additional information, contact Park Ranger Angelia Lentz at 785-539-8511 or by email at Angelia.j.lentz@usace.army.mil.

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