The Kaw Lake Ultimate Eagle Watch, January 15, 2011, offers opportunities to see awe-inspiring Bald Eagles, a full day of amazing activities, and delicious Native American food. If this sounds like a great way to spend a brisk January day, you’re among many. The event near Ponca keeps growing in popularity, according to Kathy Tippin, executive director of the Kaw Lake Assn.

            “With interesting activities and programs scheduled throughout the day along with refreshments and a free Native American luncheon, our event is very popular,” Tippin said.

            Of course, the free guided eagle viewing tours are the major draw, but the day includes a great deal more, she said.

            For starters, at 7 a.m. at both the Kaw City Community Center and the Kaw Nation Tribal Headquarters, doors open and refreshments are served. At 7:30 a.m., the first guided eagle viewing tours depart both locations. Two more tours depart at 10 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. from both locations.

            Other events include seminars, a live eagle program and a free Native American luncheon including corn soup, fry bread and grape dumplings to be served at the Kaw Nation Community Center just west of Washunga Bay.          Transportation will be provided from the Kaw City Community Center and the Kaw Nation Tribal Headquarters—departing at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Tippin said.

Kaw Lake Ultimate Eagle Watch

Kaw City Community Center (East of Ponca City, south side of State Highway 11)
 

7:00 A.M. – Doors Open with Refreshments

7:30 A.M. – First Guided Eagle Viewing Tour Departs

9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M. – History of the Eagle and its Habitat, Mark Howery, Biologist,                                ODWC

9:45 A.M. – Break/Refreshments

10:00 A.M. – Second Guided Eagle Viewing Tour Departs

10:00 – 10:45 A.M. – Cinnamon Valley Exotics, Michele and Ron Walenciak

10:45 A.M. – Break/Refreshments.

11:00 – 11:45 A.M. – Ryan VanZant, Sutton Avian Research Center – Live Eagle                                     program

11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. – Lunch at the Kaw Nation Community Building (Washunga Bay)                         or area restaurants

1:30 P.M. – Third Guided Eagle Viewing Tour Departs

 

Kaw Nation Tribal Headquarters  (Kaw City, north side of State Highway 11)
 

7:00 A.M. – Doors Open with Refreshments

7:30 A.M. – First Guided Eagle Viewing Tour Departs

9:00 – 9:45 A.M. – Bald Eagles along the Arkansas River, Eugene Young, NOC Biology               Professor

9:45 A.M. – Break/Refreshments

10:00 A.M. – Second Guided Eagle Viewing Tour Departs

10:00 – 10:45 A.M. – Oklahoma Falconers Association with liver raptors

10:45 A.M. – Break/Refreshments

11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. – Lunch at the Kaw Nation Community Building

                        (Washunga Bay) or area Restaurants

1:30 P.M. – Third Guided Eagle Viewing Tour Departs

 

            During the free Native American luncheon at the Kaw Nation Community Center just west of Washunga Bay, meat pies will be available for sale. Transportation will be provided from the Kaw City Community Center and the Kaw Nation Tribal Headquarters – departing at 11:15 A.M. and 12:15 A.M.

            All programs are subject to change and weather conditions, Tippin said. “In case of ice or snow, please phone before departing for the Eagle Watch,” she suggested. The numbers to call are 580-716-9015 or 918-688-9518.

            For additional information phone: 877-671-6985, 580-762-9494 or go to www.kawlake.com. The Ultimate Eagle Watch is presented by the Kaw Lake Association, Kaw City Chamber of Commerce, Kaw Nation, Kaw Enterprise Development Authority (KEDA), Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sutton Avian Research Foundation and Ponca City Energy.

            There is no charge for the event, however, donations would be greatly appreciated to help off-set the cost, Tippin said.

 

            Green Country Marketing Assn. is one of 11 multi-county organizations that work with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn. and the other 10 multi-county associations to promote the state tourism industry. Kaw Lake Assn. is a member of Green Country and is one of the 11 multi-county organizations.                   

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By Jeanette Swindell, Press Relations Consultant, Green Country Marketing Assn.

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