View bald eagles at Montauk State Park Feb. 6 and Feb. 21

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-014 For Immediate Release: Jan. 27, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Take advantage of the opportunity to view bald eagles as they soar over Montauk State Park near Salem.  Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the park will host two eagle-viewing events on Friday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, Feb. 21 at 3:30 p.m.  The programs are free and open to the public.

Join a park naturalist at the park's stone shelter to learn interesting facts about Missouri eagles and their comeback.  Then, observe how the birds hunt and build their nests.  Binoculars will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Montauk State Park is located 22 miles south of Salem on Highway 119 or 13 miles east of Licking or 25 miles north of Houston, Mo., off of State Route VV.  For more information, contact the park naturalist at 573-548-2225 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).  For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at