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Eagle Watch event highlights eagles in Oregon

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MADRAS, OR (KPTV) -

A celebration of eagles in Oregon is set to begin Feb. 23 near Madras.

The 18th annual Eagle Watch event is presented by The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Portland General Electric, The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and The Crooked River National Grassland.

Eagle Watch is a celebration of the cultural and ecological importance of the majestic birds of prey.

The two-day event kicks off at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Round Butte Overlook Park, 10 miles west of Madras, and features activities like guided bird walks, raptor shows and plenty of exhibits for people of all ages.

The area around Lake Billy Chinook is home to 10 breeding pairs of both bald and golden eagles year-round. Between January and March, migratory bald eagles enter the area and join the resident population, making for an impressive gathering of eagles and a great opportunity to view both species.

Eagle Watch attracts hundreds of people to the Lake Billy Chinook area for a chance to spot the birds.

Admission to all Eagle Watch events is free.

For more information, call 541-923-7551, ext. 21 or go to oregonstateparks.org.

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