Eagles are definitely a majestic bird. That explains why our forefathers decided on it to represent our nation rather than the turkey (like Ben Franklin suggested). If you wish to see these gorgeous creatures in their natural environment, you’ll find plenty of them all around Missouri between now and the end of February. We celebrate these magnificent birds on Truman Lake Eagle Day 2020.
What: Truman Lake Eagle Day 2020
Where: Harry S Truman Visitor’s Center at Kaysinger Bluff (29027 Visitor Center Rd, Warsaw, MO)
When: Saturday, February 8th, 9:30 am to 4 pm
Contact: Missouri Dept of Conservation via email
Truman Lake Eagle Day 2020
Good news! Did you think you missed the Eagle Days fun at the lake this year? Originally, Truman Lake Eagle Day was supposed to take place on January 11th. But, due to inclimate weather, organizers postponed it. Now, it takes place on Saturday, February 8th at the Harry S Truman Visitor’s Center.
Learn about the symbol of our national pride, the eagle, at the Dickerson Park Zoo. A new 50 minute program takes place every hour on the hour between 10 am and 4 pm. The last show starts at 3 pm. To ensure a spot at the show, make sure you come early. This tends to be extremely popular during Eagle Days and lines run long for the limited amount of seating available.
But Wait. There’s More!
Eagle Days focus on more than just eagles, though. Set your fears aside and learn about snakes on the main floor of the visitor’s center from herpetologist Connie Koch. Then, go see biologist Len Gilmore to find out about the lifestyle of local quail and pheasant as well as the flora they thrive on.
Missouri Department of Conservation members provide answers to all your wildlife questions throughout the day. Enjoy fun activities the teach you about local wildlife, plants, and even water safety here at the lake. See art projects focused on lake life set up at the visitor’s center. There’s so much to see and do, you might have to come back both days to fit it all in!