Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Eagle Tours Underway

The annual eagle tours are now underway every Saturday through March 3 at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge at Vian.

All tours start at the refuge headquarters at 9 a.m. and end by noon. The tours are free and no pre-registration is required.

Leann Bunn, a naturalist from Tenkiller State Park, serves as guest guide for the tours.

The tours provide the public with an opportunity to view bald eagles in their natural habitat.

Southern Bald Eagles typically lay eggs during December or January, and incubate the eggs for about 35 days before they hatch. After the eggs hatch, the real work begins with both adults providing continual care for the young over the 10- to 12-week period until the young birds fledge, or leave the nest.

During the tours eagles may be seen soaring through the air, hunting for food or attending to a nest.

Tours are conducted from a tour bus and the refuge has binoculars and spotting scopes available for use.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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