Kaw Lake’s Ultimate Eagle Watch Is Saturday

Beverly Bryant - January 16, 2018 10:41 am

Eagle Viewing Bus Tours
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  First tour leaves the Kaw City Community Center at 8 a.m. The last tour leaves at 1 p.m.
Kaw City Community Center – 700 Morgan Square
8 a.m. Doors Open
9 – 9:45 a.m. History of the Eagle and its Habitat (Mark Howery)
10 – 10:45 a.m. Three Sharp Things from Grey Snow Eagle House
11 – 11:45 a.m. Avian Conservation and the Roles We Play, from Grey Snow Eagle House (Live birds)
Noon – 12:45 p.m. Kaw Lake Q&A (Corps of Engineers, Kaw Lake Association and other guests)
1 – 1:45 p.m. Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring in Oklahoma-Sutton Avian Research Center
Lead Ammunition Alternatives–Sutton Avian Research Center

Kaw Nation Learning Center – 803 Washunga Drive
8 a.m. Doors Open
9 – 9:45 a.m. Nesting Habits of Bald Eagles along the Arkansas River Watershed, Gene Young
10 – 10:45 a.m. Importance of Eagles to Native Americans – Gena Warren

Kaw City School – 904 Washunga (Kid Friendly Programs)
8 a.m. Doors Open
9 – 9:45 a.m. Animals from around the World by Critter Tales, Inc.
10 – 10:45 a.m. Oklahoma Wildlife by Critter Tales, Inc.

Kaw City Museum – 910 Washunga

Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Breakfast/Lunch
Lunch – Mean Mo’s Food Truck, Kaw City Hall
Breakfast/Lunch – The Perk Beverage Company, Kaw City Community Center
Breakfast/Lunch – Okie Dokie Express at Kaw City School

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Chicken & Noodles, Oak Grove Baptist Church, 996 Grandview – By Donation

All programs are subject to change depending on the weather. In case of ice or snow, please phone before heading for the Ultimate Eagle Watch. For additional information, phone (580) 762-9494 or go to www.kawlake.com or check us out on Facebook.

For Information on the Eagle Watch by Horseback phone Jesse, (580) 716-7425.

Sponsored By:
The Ultimate Eagle Watch is presented by the Kaw Lake Association, the Kaw Nation, Kaw Lake Educational Foundation, City of Kaw City, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Phillips 66, Shidler Public Schools, and Ponca City Energy.

Directions: From Shidler, take Highway 11 west to Sarge Creek Campground for the Eagle Watch by Horseback or continue across the bridge to Kaw City. From Ponca City, go north on Highway 77 to the Highway 11 turnoff and continue east. From Blackwell, go east to Highway 77, then turn south to Highway 11.

Synopsis of Ultimate Eagle Watch Programs – Kaw City Community Center – January 2018
9 – 9:45 a.m. – History of the Eagle and Its Habitat, Mark Howery, ODWC
In this presentation, Mark Howery, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation biologist, will discuss the history and ecology of Oklahoma’s Bald Eagle population, including the habitats in which they occur and their increasing population trend.
10 – 10:45 a.m. – Three Sharp Things, Grey Snow Eagle House
Beaks, talons, and eyes are the three sharp things that make a raptor different from other birds. Learn about these adaptations and how raptors use their adaptations to successfully survive.
11 – 11:45 a.m. – Avian Conservation and the Roles We Play, (birds)
Avian species all over the world are facing many human caused stressors. From electrocutions to wind turbines to habitat loss, birds are facing a changing environment and must learn to adapt. This presentation talks about the challenges in avian conservation, what is going on to better the situation.
12 – 12:45 p.m. – Kaw Lake Q&A
Do you have questions about the Kaw Lake area? We will have people to answer them. We have marinas, high water boat ramps and other attractions. If we don’t have an answer, we can help you find it.
1 – 1:45 p.m. – Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring in Oklahoma, Sutton Avian Research Center
The Sutton Avian Research Center has surveyed bald eagle nests in Oklahoma since this species returned as nesters in 1991. Bald Eagle Survey Team (the “BEST”) volunteers help us continue keeping records of the number of eagles nesting in Oklahoma. You can be an important part of protecting the bald eagle by reporting nests on our website and volunteering with the Sutton Center BEST.
Lead Ammunition Impacts on Bald Eagles, Sutton Avian Research Center
There are lead ammunition alternatives. Lead shot can often be found in harvested upland game birds and bullet and slug fragments in big game. While this is a health concern for hunters and those that consume wild game, it is an even greater concern for birds and wild mammals that scavenge unrecovered carcasses or gut piles left after field dressing. We will discuss lead ammunition and non-toxic alternatives available to hunters.

Synopsis of Eagle Watch Programs – Kaw Nation Learning Center – January 2018
9 – 9:45 a.m. – Nesting Habits of Bald Eagles along the Arkansas River Watershed, Gene Young
Gene has been studying bald eagles in the Kaw Lake area for years. This programs presents some of his research on bald eagles nesting in our area.
10 – 10:45 a.m. – Importance of Eagles to Native Americans – Gena Warren
Most all Native American Indian people attach special significance to the Eagle and its feathers. Images of eagles and their feathers are used on many tribal logos as symbols of the Native American Indian. To be given an Eagle feather is the highest honor that can be awarded within indigenous cultures. This program is sponsored by Jacque Secondine Hensley, Kaw Nation Chair.

Synopsis of Eagle Watch Programs – Kaw City School – January 2018
Programs at this location have been selected to appeal to our younger guests.
9 – 9:45 a.m. – Animals from around the World by Critter Tales, Inc.
Meet the Hedgehog, Burmese Python Snake, Rabbit, Chinchillas, Ball Python Snake, Bearded Dragon, Lizard
10 – 10:45 a.m. – Oklahoma Wildlife by Critter Tales, Inc.
Meet the Barred Owl, Prairie dog, Ferret, Snake, Turtles, Salamander, Skunk

 

 

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