American Bald Eagles will be gathering around the major lakes of Western Kentucky as they look for food during the winter. Kentucky State Parks will take you there to observe and learn about these beautiful birds of prey.
For 40 years, the Kentucky State Parks have offered Eagle Watch Weekends, a chance to view the eagles from land and water and learn about the national symbol and other wildlife.
“This is a great opportunity for amateurs and experienced bird watchers to see eagles and other animals in their natural habitat,” said State Park Recreation Director and Naturalist Carey Tichenor. “These are some of the most popular wildlife viewing events that our parks sponsor.”
The tours take place at four resort parks during weekends in January and February on an excursion yacht, barges, pontoon boats and by van, depending upon the location and tour. They are led by state park naturalists and Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists.
Ticket prices for the tours range from $20 to $55 a person. Most tours last between two and three and one half hours. The weekends also include an evening program on birds of prey.
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