Bald Eagle Watching Days

January 23, 2021

January 23, 2021 | 1pm (CST)

Birds of Prey Show – Meet the Raptors – LIVE

Wisconsin is home to many fantastic raptor species, including the Bald Eagle. Meet a Bald Eagle, hawk, falcon, and owl while exploring the role these predators play in our shared ecosystem. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center live birds provide an unparalleled beak to nose experience. You’ll also see a “Behind the Scenes” video of raptors, including how to bathe an eagle!

January 23, 2021 | 2:30pm (CST)

Wintering Ecology of Eagles in the Lower Wisconsin Riverway – LIVE

Jeb Barzen, President of Ferry Bluff Eagle Council, will fill us in on where and why wintering bald eagles can be seen currently in the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. He’ll update us on the current roost count and share how to access the new “Self Guided Eagle Watching Tour” App.

January 23, 2021 | 2:45pm (CST)

Old Abe, Wisconsin’s Civil War Eagle – Pre-recorded

Ah-ga-mah-we-zhig (Chief Sky) of the Lac du Flambeau Lake Superior Chippewas captured Old Abe when he was an eaglet in 1861. Chief Sky traded the eaglet to the McCanns of the Jim Falls area. The McCanns later sold the adolescent eagle to the Eau Claire company of the WI Volunteer Infantry who named him Old Abe. During the Civil War, the Eau Claire company combined with others to form the 8th regiment, and Old Abe became famous as their mascot and a constant presence in battle, on the march, and in camp. Tune in to hear Joe LaCour and his family, descendants of the McCanns’, share the oral history about the time their ancestors cared for a Bald Eagle that became a Civil War Veteran.

January 23, 2021 | 3:00pm (CST)

Uncle Butzie, the Cutest Turkey Vulture You Ever Saw! – Pre-recorded

Uncle Butzie came into Lisa Hartman’s care at the age of 5 months old, with a broken, unrepairable wing. 23 years later, listen to the story of Uncle Butzie and learn some natural history of turkey vultures in Wisconsin. You’ll acquire some very interesting knowledge about this lovable raptor, known as a “garbage collector” or “recycler” of the animal kingdom.