Posted Online: Dec. 20, 2012, 8:59 pm

29th Annual Bald Eagle Watch planned Jan. 5

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The 29th Annual Bald Eagle Watch is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 5, 2013, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi River Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clinton Community College and the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge.

Eagle viewing will be offered at Lock and Dam No. 13 at Fulton, off Illinois 84. Educational programs and environmental exhibits will be at the Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. Programs include:

-- 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.: "Live Birds of Prey" by Wildlife Prairie State Park, featuring a bald eagle and other birds of prey

--11:15 a.m.: "Native American Dance, in honor of the Bald Eagle," by Rudy Vallejo, a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas

-- 12:30 p.m.: "Listen to the Eagles Message," a DVD presentation

There also will be exhibits by conservation groups, artists, door prizes and refreshments. A shuttle will be offered 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. between the college and the lock and dam.

For more information contact the Thomson Park Rangers at (815) 259-3628 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (815) 273-2732.