Bald Eagles

30th Annual Event
10:14 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Keokuk's Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

One of Keokuk's largest tourist events will celebrate a significant milestone over the weekend.

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Mississippi River Events
2:58 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Celebrating the Bald Eagle

Thousands of bald eagles flock to the Mississippi River every winter to feed at lock and dam sites.

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Big Tourism Weekend in Keokuk
6:09 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

Organizers hope the recent temperature dip will make it easier for people to watch the bald eagles soar above Keokuk’s riverfront this weekend.

Lee County Conservation Director Tom Buckley says the warmer weather this winter has provided more hunting locations for the eagles.

He says they have been able to travel up and down the Mississippi River because of the open water.

Buckley says as the river starts to freeze, the eagles will start to congregate below Keokuk’s Lock & Dam because the moving water keeps that area open for hunting.

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