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Eagle Watch

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Eagle Watch – February 1st, 2020
Big Bend Recreation Area at Kinzua Dam

Warren County, PA

Polish your binoculars and get ready for eagle viewing near Kinzua Dam in Warren County, PA.
Numerous eagles spend winter along Allegheny River and Reservoir, and this is prime time to
spot them, as our country’s national symbol perches and flies high above the trees.
Eagle Watch Day, held at Big Bend Recreation Area, is a great opportunity for nature lovers
interested in seeing American Bald Eagles in the wild. A popular resting area for eagles that
appreciate the unfrozen water conditions, this area offers exceptional views of the birds’
temporary stopovers in vicinity of Kinzua Dam.
On wintry days during early Februarys past, hundreds of visitors to Big Bend Recreation Area
viewed juvenile and adult eagles just downstream from the dam. Other wintering birds and
cold-water creatures were also observed.
For 2020, this event will be held on Saturday, February 1st from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
Partners include US Army Corps of Engineers, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Kinzua
Cachers, Allegheny Outdoor Club, and local community volunteers.
In addition to wildlife observation, activities include an audio-visual program detailing eagle
restoration efforts presented by Eric McBride, Pennsylvania Game Warden, and a geomeet –
“Caching with Eagles” – organized by Kinzua Cachers. Several temporary caches will be set up
around the recreation area.
Three sites will be open for public viewing and learning about America’s national bird: Big
Bend Visitor Center, Riverside Watchable Wildlife Trail / Viewing Platform (located along
Allegheny River tailwaters), and Kinzua Dam Overlooks. Sites will be staffed, and spotting
scopes will be available to better observe the awesome eagles. No pre-registration is required,
and roadway / interior access to the dam will not be available.
This program is recreational, observational, educational – and FREE to the public. For
additional information contact Steve Lauser, US Army Corps of Engineers at (814)726-0661.


February 1
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Kinzua Dam
1205 Kinzua Rd.
Warren, PA 16365 United States
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Warren County Visitors Bureau                dave@wcvb.net
22045 Route 6
Warren, PA 16365

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