Eagles, when seen on television, are often depicted flying above lofty mountain valleys or a high mountain lake. However, eagles can also be found in many places around southern Nevada away from high mountain valleys.
An interesting opportunity for a chance to see bald eagles in the wild will be at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Participants will go on a guided hike to explore the life habits of these magnificent hunters. Hikers will also be given the opportunity to see the eagles through powerful viewing scopes, while learning about what makes bald eagles masters of fishing and how to distinguish their young from similar colored golden eagles.
All ages are welcome, but space is limited. Please RSVP by Jan. 15, via email to Timothy_Parker@fws.gov.
The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge was established on Aug. 16, 1963, to provide habitat for migratory birds, especially waterfowl. The wildlife refuge is located approximately 90 miles north of Las Vegas on U.S. 93 in Lincoln County, Nev. Situated along the Pacific Flyway, Pahranagat’s 5,380 acres contain lakes and marshes are rare sights in this part of Nevada.
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