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Lake Guntersville State Park Announces Eagle Awareness Weekends 2012.

In addition to being our national symbol, the Bald Eagle is a beautiful bird. The gleaming white of the head and tail feathers contrasts vividly against the black or darkly colored body.  It has a bright yellow beak and yellow legs.  Immature bald eagles (those less than 4 years old) do not have the white feathers on the head or the tail and the beak and legs are black.  Immature bald eagles show more light coloration beaneath and on the leading edge of the wings than do the adults.

Lake Guntersville State Park invites you to participate in Eagle Awareness Weekends in 2012.  Learn more about the Bald Eagle and how it is making a comeback in Alabama due to the efforts of the Alabama Non-game Wildlife Program.

This year Eagle Awareness will take place on the weekends of January 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 and February 3-5 and 10-12.  The weekend schedules will be as follows:

Fridays

4:00 p.m.       Check in at the Lodge
7:00 p.m.       Eagle awareness orientation with apple cider and music   

Saturday

5:30 a.m.        Early bird coffee in the Lodge Lobby
6:00 a.m.        Trip to Town Creek/Short Creek
8:00 a.m.        Breakfast at the Lodge
9:00 a.m.        Field trips 
                        High Falls Park
                        Guntersville Dam
                        Cathedral Caverns

11:00 a.m.      Check out time at the Lodge
12:00 p.m.      Lunch at the Lodge
1:00 p.m.        Afternoon program in the Grandview Ballroom
3:00 p.m.        Trip to Town Creek/Short Creek

6:00 p.m.        Dinner at the Lodge
7:00 p.m.        Evening program in the Grandview Ballroom

Sundays

5:30 a.m.        Early bird coffee in the Lodge Lobby
6:00 a.m.        Trip to Town Creek/Short Creek
8:00 a.m.        Breakfast at the Lodge
9:00 a.m.        Field Trip to Guntersville Dam
11:00 a.m.      Check out time at the Lodge

*  The field trip to Cathedral Caverns is a cave tour, not an eagle watching trip.