Search for eagles Saturday along the Fox River

Daily Herald report
Updated 1/18/2022 12:04 PM

In Search of Eagles will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the McHenry, Algonquin and Carpenter dams along the along the Fox River.

Organizers say winter is a perfect time to see eagles in the wild as they congregate to feed near the open waters at dams.


Representatives from Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Audubon and Friends of Moraine Hills State Park will help search for eagles and identify other birds along the river. Attendees are asked to bring and wear their face masks if social distancing is not possible. They also can bring binoculars, but they are not needed to enjoy seeing birds in the wild.

Maps to all locations are posted at Eagle sightings also are being collected at as a resource for people who want to look for eagles on their own.

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