Eagle Days celebration set this weekend

(KLZA)-- The 44th Annual Eagle Days celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City. The annual free event, is presented in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Saturday hours will be from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday hours will be 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

There will be live Bald Eagle programs at the top of every hour both days featuring a bald eagle, a golden eagle and harpy eagle.

Other activities will include eagle and snow goose viewing. Spotting scopes are set up along the auto tour route and volunteers will be present to help you spot eagles and other birds and animals.

Visitors can take a free guided bus tour of the refuge with refuge staff providing information during the tour.

Souvenirs will be available at the Nature Store. There will be hot food and drinks available and face paining on Saturday.

Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather.

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