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Eagle Awareness Weekends
January 24 @ 5:00 PM - January 25 @ 4:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Friday, repeating until February 14, 2020
Lake Guntersville State Park will host its popular Eagle Awareness Weekends from January 25 through February 17, 2019. The event features live bird demonstrations, programs delivered by notable speakers, and guided field trips to view eagles in their natural habitat. The park is located at 1155 Lodge Dr., Guntersville, Ala., 35976.
To help you celebrate Eagle Awareness at Lake Guntersville, the park is offering several overnight accommodation packages. Each Eagle Awareness accommodation package includes discounts on lodge rooms and camping, a welcome gift, priority seating at all programs, exclusive photo opportunities, a 10 percent discount at the Pinecrest Dining Room, and more.
The Eagle Awareness events are free to the public. There is no registration needed to attend the programs or field trips. However, the sessions can fill up fast, so participants are encouraged to arrive early for the events. For more information about the events schedule, Eagle Awareness packages or to make reservations, visit www.alapark.com/lake-guntersville-state-park or call 256-571-5440.
Eagle Awareness Weekends are made possible through the generosity of event volunteers and various Alabama State Parks partners.
The Eagle Awareness Weekends began in 1985 to coincide with a bald eagle restoration program in Alabama. A loss of habitat, pesticide use and poaching had pushed eagle populations to the brink of extinction nationwide. Alabama’s restoration project was started in 1984 by the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries’ Nongame Wildlife Program. Between the years 1985 and 1991, 91 bald eagles were released throughout the state. Today, bald eagles are a more common sight in Alabama than in decades past.
The Alabama State Parks Division relies on visitor fees and the support of other partners like local communities to fund the majority of their operations. To learn more about Alabama State Parks, visit www.alapark.com.