Eagle Days along the Fox River – January 2018

January Soars in the Fox River Valley with a Celebration of Eagles along the Fox River. Today the Fox River Valley is a wintering site for hundreds of eagles. But this was not always so. Due to DDT and other contaminants such as PCB’s and various heavy metals, the eagle population along the Fox River became non-existent during the mid-1900s.
Officially, the first wintering eagle along the Fox was observed in 1982 during a DNR mid-winter waterfowl survey. Since then the number of over-wintering and resident birds has increased tremendously due the continued removal of contaminants from the Fox River and the improved habitat for wildlife.
The Bald Eagle is a symbol of the improved health of the Fox River ecosystem and the communities that have grown around it. Through this revival, the health of its citizens and its wildlife, and the economics of tourism and job creation have grown, along with the appreciation of our history. These are reasons to celebrate Eagle Days along the Fox.
Special events suitable for adults, children and families will be held throughout the Fox Valley this January. People of all ages are welcome to take part in any and all events to help us celebrate our nation’s symbol and the revitalization of the Fox River ecosystem.
Days of Celebration
Jan. 13, 2018
•Mid-Winter Eagle Monitoring & reception
Jan. 21-22, 2018
•Various Eagle Education Programs
•Paper Discovery Center
•Neenah Public Library
•Guided Viewing Locations along the Fox River
Jan. 27, 2018
•Various Eagle Education Programs
•1000 Islands Environmental Center
•Kaukauna Public Library
•Guided Viewing Locations along the Fox River (Kaukauna locations only)

Visit www.EagleDaysalongtheFox.org for specific event information.