Bald eagles are flying once again over Lake of the Arbuckles at Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, Oklahoma.  The annual return of the bald eagles to this area is always a cause for celebration during the winter season. 


Park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area would like to invite the public to attend Bald Eagle Watches scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 15 and Saturday, January 29, 2011.  Each Bald Eagle Watch will begin with a ranger program at the Travertine Nature Center.  After the program, the group will caravan with park rangers to the Lake of the Arbuckles to locate and observe eagles in the wild.  Those attending should dress for the weather; bring a camera and binoculars, and a sack lunch. Reservations are not required.


The American bald eagle almost reached the point of extinction, but the combined efforts of many private citizens, elected officials, and government agencies led to the removal of bald eagles from the endangered species list in 2007.  The increase in the eagle population allows us the privilege of seeing these birds in the wild.  To learn more about this annual event, please call the Travertine Nature Center at 580 622-7234. 




Lauren Gurniewicz, 580 622-7282