Annual Eagle Fest is this Saturday

This Saturday, Feb. 2 the 2019 Kaskaskia Eagle Fest event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam in Modoc (4800 Lock and Dam Road). 

Join in for eagle-watching with spotting scopes and meet some of the feathered friends from the World Bird Sanctuary at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also be sure to catch the wildlife senses presentation given by the Natural History Education Co. of the MidSouth at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

New this year, the music group Acoustic Feedback will be playing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Tours of the lock and dam will be available and short interpretive walks will be given downstream from the lock and dam. Attendees can walk down the trail to see the confluence area of the Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers. Viewing of a nearby eagle nest with a mated pair of eagles will be available throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Also at this year’s Eagle Fest are demonstrations by Cedar Oak Retrievers and a flint knapper demonstration by Larry Kinsella. There will also be a craft station for children featuring eagle crafts.

For more on Eagle Fest, please see this week’s print edition.