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Eagle Days programs set at Smithville Lake

Posted at 7:24 AM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 16:58:43-05

KANSAS CITY, M0. — Eagles in their natural habitat are in full display in the Smithville Lake area, and especially near the dam at Smithville Lake.

Eagle Days programs are set at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Paradise Pointe Golf Course Complex in Little Platte Park.

The Golf Course Clubhouse is at 18212 Golf Course Drive in Smithville, and today's programs include live captive-eagles, exhibits, activities, and guides with spotting scopes..

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites visitors to bring a camera and binoculars.

Eagles that are migrating south from their nesting range in Canada and the Great Lakes states are known to stop by our many rivers and lakes to hunt in Missouri to find their meal.

Eagles are known to take up residence wherever they find open water and plentiful food.

From December through February Missouri's eagle watching is spectacular.

More than 2,000 bald eagles are typically reported in Missouri during winter.