Eagle Watch, a "Culver Tradition" since 1996
The free celebration honors resident and migratory eagles and other raptors that live in the Lake Billy Chinook area. Hosted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), Portland General Electric (PGE), Crooked River National Grassland and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the event features activities to explore the natural and cultural significance of raptors.
Festivities will be in “Eagle Village” at Round Butte Overlook Park, 10 miles west of Madras; rain, shine or snow - there are indoor heated tents and roads will be plowed. Free lunch daily 11:30 - 12:30 or until we run out.
Attendees can meet Joe, a rehabilitated great horned owl from the Sunriver Nature Center. Children are invited to build a bluebird house (on Saturday) or a bird feeder (on Sunday) to take home, soar through Eagle Village on a scavenger hunt and meet JR Beaver, Smokey Bear, Larry the Light bulb and Seymour Antelope. For adults, learn about current eagle research in Oregon, the fish in Lake Billy Chinook that bald eagles rely on and fire safety to keep our Central Oregon habitat healthy for all of us. The Madras Garden Center will demonstrate how to create a backyard refuge and enjoy bird watching year-round. Daily silent auction and a special weekend raffle benefit the Oregon Eagle Foundation. Food is available. To cap off the event, the Quartz Creek Drummers and Dancers will provide a special cultural presentation sponsored by Warm Springs Power and Water Enterprises at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
(No ATM onsite, cash and checks only)
Phone: (541) 546-3412
Event url: www.oregonstateparks.org
SW Mountain View Drive
Madras, OR 97741