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Eagles over Monroe, Monroe Lake

By Department of Natural Resources

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Eagles over Monroe, Monroe Lake

4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401

https://www.facebook.com/events/1255750688129324
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This 9-day event will feature a mix of virtual programming, small-group in-person activities, and a self-guided tour.

Event Schedule

Jan 23-31: Self-Guided Bald Eagle Driving Tour
While we can’t offer our normal, staffed bald eagle driving tour due to the pandemic, we encourage you to create your OWN tour! Consult our Bald Eagle Brochure for the best viewing locations and times, grab a pair of binoculars, and head out to Monroe Lake on your own schedule to look for eagles… Brochure will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/events/1255750688129324 or email jvance@dnr.in.gov

Jan 23 at 3 p.m. EST: Facebook LIVE Identifying Bald Eagles
https://www.facebook.com/events/432155764814160
Bald eagles don’t acquire their distinctive white head and tail until they are 5 years old, so distinguishing juvenile eagles from other large birds can actually be a little challenging. Join interpretive naturalist Jill Vance for tips on how to recognize juvenile eagles and figure out how old they are.

Jan 25 @ 3 p.m. EST: Facebook LIVE Bald Eagle Mating, Nesting, and Fledging
https://www.facebook.com/events/1267984573558298
Join interpretive naturalist Jill Vance to learn about how bald eagles form mating pairs, build their nests, and raise their young! (If you visit Monroe Lake this winter and early spring, you may get lucky enough to observe these activities directly.)

Jan 26 @ 11:30 a.m. EST: Facebook LIVE Return of the Bald Eagle
https://www.facebook.com/events/2741667366086008
By 1900, eagles had abandoned Indiana due to extensive habitat loss. But in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Monroe Lake was home to a IDNR program that endeavored to return this bird to our skies. Join interpretive naturalist Jill Vance to hear the story of how bald eagles were successfully reintroduced to Indiana.

Jan 27 @ 2 p.m. EST: Facebook VIDEO Bald Eagle Flyer Craft Tutorial (rerun)
Jill Vance, interpretive naturalist at Monroe Lake, an Indiana State Park, shares why Bald Eagles are special to her property and demonstrates how to make a simple Bald Eagle Flyer. The video will be shared on our main Monroe Lake Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/monroelake

Jan 28 @ 10 a.m. EST: Facebook VIDEO Bald Eagle Magnet Craft Tutorial (premiere)
Jill Vance, interpretive naturalist at Monroe Lake, an Indiana State Park, demonstrates how to make a painted bald eagle magnet with miniature wooden craft sticks. The video will premiere on our main Monroe Lake Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/monroelake

Jan 29 @ 1:30 p.m. EST: Facebook LIVE Bald Eagle Coloring Break
https://www.facebook.com/events/2900276666872737
Grab some crayons or markers and color along with Monroe Lake’s interpretive naturalist, Jill Vance, as she completes a bald eagle coloring page! If you’re watching live, you can type your questions about bald eagles into the chat for Jill to answer on camera.

Jan 23, 25, 29, and 31 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST: Sunset Eagle Watches
https://www.facebook.com/events/505956296975418
As sunset approaches, join us to scan the shoreline and sky for bald eagles and other birds! We’ll have multiple spotting scopes set up and binoculars available, as well as hot cocoa to help keep you warm (bring your own travel mug). Free, but each session is limited to 12 people. Registration closes 3 days prior to the session date.

Event Details

  • Jennifer Blankenship
  • s sherman
  • Jim Koch
  • Janette Davis

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