Wednesday November 10, 2010

Upcoming Event

Winged Wonders

Thousands of eagles descend on Fraser Valley for salmon feast

Submitted by Jo-Ann Chadwick, Fraser River Safari

 

 

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Sonsie the eagle at release. The 15th Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is Nov. 20-21at various locations. See the event link below.

 

he fall brings cooler temperatures, shorter days and a mosaic of red, orange and yellow leaves. In the Valley it also brings with it an event that can only be described as phenomenal and demonstrates perfectly the connection between species in the natural world.

Hundreds of Haliaeetus leucocephalus, more commonly known as the bald eagle, are currently descending upon the Fraser Valley. These raptors have been drawn here by the millions of salmon carcasses that have spawned in the Fraser & Harrison River systems. The Valley also offers the eagles an abundance of food and milder winter temperatures.

The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is an annual event which celebrates the return of the eagles to the area. Designed for the entire family this free, educational and fun weekend has something for everyone.

From Mission to Chilliwack, eleven participating venues offer excellent eagle watching opportunities. A range of additional activities and adventures include, walking tours, environmental presentations, jet boat tours, expert speakers, historic sites, local artists; and an aboriginal healing centre. This must do event goes on rain or shine.

For eagle viewing sites and festival information visit:  www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca

 

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