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USACE Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake announces date for Bald Eagle Survey

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Arkabutla Lake will host its annual Bald Eagle Survey on January 6th from 7:00-11:00 a.m.

Participants will meet at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office located at 5500 Arkabutla Dam Rd, Hernando at 7 a.m.

The Bald Eagle Survey provides opportunity for participants to assist in monitoring the status of bald eagle wintering populations and distribution data. The survey helps by identifying key bald eagle resources when access to open water is most restricted at Arkabutla Lake. There is also an added benefit of scouting new eagle nests to provide an opportunity to obtain future data.

Participants from all ages are encouraged to attend the Bald Eagle Survey. Because this event takes place during the winter months, participants are encouraged to wear warm clothing. They are also asked to bring binoculars and their own vehicles to travel to areas of interest around the lake. Refreshments will not be provided.

Contact Park Ranger Austin English at 662-292-1992 or -662-301-4567 for more information.

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