Photo courtesy of Pahranagat NWR A bald eagle on a tree limb at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. The final eagle watch of the winter will be held this Saturday.  Eagles usually leave the refuge in February.

Photo courtesy of Pahranagat NWR
A bald eagle on a tree limb at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. The final eagle watch of the winter will be held this Saturday. Eagles usually leave the refuge in February.

Two of the eight scheduled eagle watches at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge were held last Saturday. Visitor Specialist Tim Parker said the watches this year are being limited to about 20 people per time.

Although the program is free of charge, and open to all ages, advance registration is required due to the limited group size. The final eagle watch of the winter will be this Saturday. Times will be from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 2:30 p.m.

The programs will begin inside the visitor center with a presentation on the physical adaptations of these amazing hunters. The second half of the program will be viewing the birds through binoculars and viewing scopes on Upper Pahranagat Lake. Walking distances on this program will be very short.

Parker said, “Most of the visitors have been from Las Vegas with a few from Lincoln County. We also have had a few groups schedule programs. In all I think we will have about 125 folks to the refuge to see the bald eagles. However, this will be the last program as the eagles usually leave in early February.”

For more information or questions contact Tim Parker at 775-725-3417 or timothy_parker@fws.gov.