Mark the calendar for Eagle Fest on February 2

The 2019 Eagle Fest event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam in Modoc (4800 Lock and Dam Road). 

Join in for eagle-watching with spotting scopes and meet some of the feathered friends from the World Bird Sanctuary at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also be sure to catch the wildlife senses presentation given by the Natural History Education Co. of the MidSouth at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

New this year, the music group Acoustic Feedback will be playing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours of the lock and dam will be available and short interpretive walks will be given downstream from the lock and dam. Viewing of a nearby eagle nest with a mated pair of eagles will be available throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food will be available from local vendors.

For more on Eagle Fest, please see this week’s print edition.