The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the Carlyle Grade School will be hosting a program presented by the world bird sanctuary. “All About Eagles” will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, February 9, in the Carlyle Grade School gymnasium.
The World Bird Sanctuary will have a live bald eagle to demonstrate the majestic flight and nature of this beautiful bird. After the presentation, eagle viewing will take place at the Carlyle Lake Main Dam and the General Dean Recreation Area.
Last Friday, Carlyle Lake staff members performed the annual Illinois Department of Natural Resources “Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey” at Carlyle Lake and found 28 mature and 19 immature eagles were identified and recorded in three counties in the Carlyle Lake area.
The number of eagles visiting Carlyle Lake in past years has increased and many active nests have been located.