Eagle Survey & Winter Birding Weekend

Join us for the BeBetter at Bird Watching, Eagle Survey, Live Birds of Prey program with Three Rivers Avian Center!

The weekend kicks off with 7:00 p.m. BeBeter at Bird Watching program in the Cardinal Room of McKeever Lodge with Naturalist Julie McQuade. Learn how to use binoculars, basics of field markings of birds and using a field guide, spotting eagles and how the Saturday Eagle Survey is conducted. Individuals attending Friday’s program who bring along a thermos will be provided a chance to fill it up with coffee on Saturday morning just in time for the survey.

Saturday begins at 9:15 a.m. with a pre-survey gathering to recap how the survey works and getting organized to drive to the Pit area at Bluestone Lake. The eagle survey is a four hour survey (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) and participants/observers are assigned to stations along the New River, Bluestone Lake and other areas. The finale is a meeting at Dairy Queen to compile data. To participate in the survey please email [email protected] or [email protected] by February 28 to register. This is important in order to cover multiple monitoring areas and team anyone interest with members of the Eagle Brigade. Please see the March 2 event listing for 12th annual Eagle Survey for greater details.

Three Rivers Avian Center (TRAC) will have live birds of prey and program starting at 7:00p.m. in the Cardinal Room. Open to the public without cost, this is an opportunity to see hawks, owls and an eagle up close and to learn more about these winged wonders.

Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. a bird walk begins from McKeever Lodge Lobby to enjoy winter birding. We’ll have binoculars to borrow.

There is no charge to participate in any of the Eagle Survey & Winter Birding Weekend activities. Bring your family and friends and book a room or a cabin to make it a truly unforgettable weekend. Check out our current lodging deals and book your stay today.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: March 1 - 3, 2019
  • End Date: March 3, 2019

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