Saturday, January 22, 2022
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

McHenry Dam
Algonquin Dam
Carpenter Dam
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Winter is a perfect time to see eagles in the wild as they congregate to feed near the open waters at dams along the Fox River. The In Search of Eagles outdoor event will be held at three dam sites on Saturday morning.

Representatives from Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Audubon and Friends of Moraine Hills State Park will help search for eagles and identify other birds using the river. Attendees are asked to bring and wear their face masks if social distancing is not possible and to bring their own binoculars if they have a pair, but binoculars are not needed to enjoy seeing birds in the wild.

Report Eagle Sightings:

In addition to the events planned for January 22, the cooperating organizations are asking area residents to report where they are seeing eagles. Sightings are being collected at In Search of Eagles 2022 as a resource for people who want to go out looking for eagles on their own. Sightings and photos can be shared to the Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge Facebook page or at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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