Easy to see some Eagles this time of year

TWRA releases a rehabilitated Eagle last year.(Photo: Gallatin News Examiner)


If you are interested in seeing Eagles, this is the time of year to get your fix.

A great opportunity to see these majestic creatures is to make a trip to Reelfoot Lake State Park in Northwest Tennessee, where they offer two-hour eagle and waterfowl bus and van tours daily between now and the end of February. Park rangers say you are almost certain to see eagles perching, soaring or even snatching a fish from the lake because there are at least 35 nesting pairs of eagles at Reelfoot, and more are expected as the weather gets colder. The $5 tours require a reservation.

The park also has its 13th annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival Feb. 3-5, with a full weekend of eagle festivities including eagle and waterfowl tours, hikes, contests, interactive programs and photography opportunities. The festival is free but the tours are $5 and fill up fast on festival weekend. For tour reservations, call. For information about the weekend, call or see reelfoottourism.

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