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Every day offers opportunities to view raptors in Langlade County, but those in other parts of the state are not as fortunate, and are circling the 33rd annual Bald Eagle Watching Days later this month on the calendar.

The popular event will take place Jan. 18 and 19 and will feature Marge Gibson, executive director of the Antigo-based Raptor Education Group Inc,, who will release up to three rehabilitated eagles along the Wisconsin River. It's a favorite wintertime gathering spot for the raptors.

The event, the longest running eagle watching extravaganza in the state, kicks off Wisconsin's eagle watching season.

"We just received news that up to three rehabilitated eagles would be ready for release that week of our event and feel honored that our event has been chosen to assist with the releases," Gene Unger, president of the Ferry Bluff Eagle Council, lead event sponsor, said. “Marge Gibson and Raptor Education Group Inc. staff do amazing work nursing these eagles back to health and people will always remember seeing Marge return these birds to the wild."

The live eagle release is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at VFW Park in Prairie du Sac.

Other highlights of the event include free guided bus tours to popular eagle viewing sites all day Jan. 19, live raptor shows beginning at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19 featuring educational birds and trainers from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, and many more presenters and family friendly activities.

"Bald Eagle Days events celebrate the importance of the bird's remarkable recovery and afford excellent opportunities to view our nation's symbol along the shores of the Wisconsin, Fox and Mississippi rivers," Sumner Matteson, a DNR avian ecologist who has long been a part of Bald Eagle Watching Days. says. "Come join us!"

Bald eagle populations in Wisconsin have grown from the 108 occupied nests counted during the first aerial survey in 1973 to a record high 1,695 nests in 2018, affording viewing opportunities as eagles from northern Wisconsin, Canada, northern Michigan and Minnesota move south in search of open waters.
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Marge Gibson of Raptor Education Group, Inc. will release up to three rehabilitated bald eagles as part of Bald Eagle Watching Days Jan. 18 and 19 in Sauk Prairie. She is shown at a previous eagle release at the annual event.

Local birds at special event
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Every day offers opportunities to view raptors in Langlade County, but those in other parts of the state are not as fortunate, and are circling the 33rd annual Bald Eagle Watching Days later this month on the calendar.

The popular event will take place Jan. 18 and 19 and will feature Marge Gibson, executive director of the Antigo-based Raptor Education Group Inc,, who will release up to three rehabilitated eagles along the Wisconsin River. It's a favorite wintertime gathering spot for the raptors.

The event, the longest running eagle watching extravaganza in the state, kicks off Wisconsin's eagle watching season.

"We just received news that up to three rehabilitated eagles would be ready for release that week of our event and feel honored that our event has been chosen to assist with the releases," Gene Unger, president of the Ferry Bluff Eagle Council, lead event sponsor, said. “Marge Gibson and Raptor Education Group Inc. staff do amazing work nursing these eagles back to health and people will always remember seeing Marge return these birds to the wild."

The live eagle release is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at VFW Park in Prairie du Sac.

Other highlights of the event include free guided bus tours to popular eagle viewing sites all day Jan. 19, live raptor shows beginning at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19 featuring educational birds and trainers from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, and many more presenters and family friendly activities.

"Bald Eagle Days events celebrate the importance of the bird's remarkable recovery and afford excellent opportunities to view our nation's symbol along the shores of the Wisconsin, Fox and Mississippi rivers," Sumner Matteson, a DNR avian ecologist who has long been a part of Bald Eagle Watching Days. says. "Come join us!"

Bald eagle populations in Wisconsin have grown from the 108 occupied nests counted during the first aerial survey in 1973 to a record high 1,695 nests in 2018, affording viewing opportunities as eagles from northern Wisconsin, Canada, northern Michigan and Minnesota move south in search of open waters.
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Marge Gibson of Raptor Education Group, Inc. will release up to three rehabilitated bald eagles as part of Bald Eagle Watching Days Jan. 18 and 19 in Sauk Prairie. She is shown at a previous eagle release at the annual event.
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