24rd Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days – Keokuk, Iowa. View eagles in their natural habitat. Winter Home of the Largest Concentration of Bald Eagles on the Mississipppi River.
If you enjoy the beauty and power of the Bald Eagle you will certainly want to come to Keokuk and see the large gathering of them on the Mighty Mississippi River!
Schedule of Activities
VIEW BALD EAGLES IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT
Riverfront – Victory Park & Southside Boat Club
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Personnel from the Lee County Conservation Board, Iowa DNR, Illinois DOC and the US Army Corps of Engineers will staff viewing points. Spotting scopes are available.
RIVER CITY MALL ACTIVITIES
300 Main Street
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
AGENCY DISPLAYS from Iowa, Illinois and Missouri showcase their efforts of protecting, preserving and maintaining our natural habitat.
ROCK, MINERAL AND ARTIFACT SHOW & SALE. Tables of rocks, gems, fossils and artifacts including the Keokuk Geode. Coordinated by the Worthen Earth Searchers.
WOOD CARVERS SHOW. The 2007 Wood Carvers’ Show features outstanding and amazing items shaped by carvers from Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. Coordinated by the Keokuk Woodcarvers Club.
NATIVE AMERICAN TRADER ROW & EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS. Learn Native American history of the Keokuk Area and the significance of the Eagle in Native American Heritage. Coordinated by the Thunderbirds.
STRANGE CATS INDEED – Saturday, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm.
Bobcats in the Tri-State area
IT’S FOR THE BIRDS – Saturday, 10:00 am & Sunday, 1:00 pm.
80,000 acre Shimek Forest Bird Conservation Area
QUAILS FOREVER – Saturday, 1:00 pm & Sunday, 2:00 pm.
Lee County’s newest chapter brings back the quail population.
NATIVE AMERICAN ACTIVITIES:
STORY TELLING & HONOR DANCE – Saturday, 10:00 am
ILINIWEK VILLAGE SPEAKER – Saturday, 11:00 am & Sunday, 1:00 pm
NATIVE AMERICAN DRUMMING, SINGING & DANCING
Saturday, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
STORY TELLING – THE INDIAN & THE EAGLE
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
DEMONSTRATIONS – Sunday, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
The Eagle Dance will be performed throughout the weekend along with different styles of Native American dance. Join in celebrating the return of eagles to their winter feeding grounds!
WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY OF ST. LOUIS LIVE BIRD PRESENTATIONS:
River City Mall Plaza Cinema
Saturday, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00
Sunday, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00
Featured birds this year are the Bald Eagle, African Bateleur Eagle, Harris Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk and White-necked Raven.
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days is presented by
Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau
Lee County Conservation Board
For more information, contact the Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau at 800-383-1219 or 524-5599. Information also is available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org