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Eagle takes flight at Lake Pueblo

​​​Is any other animal as venerated as the great eagle?

Eagle Days, February 3 - 5 >​ Lake Pueblo State Park

Native American legends tell of great stores of eagles as creator spirits, warrior guides, medicinal helpers, great hunters and wise leaders. The eagle is also the symbol of our country. Come join us in celebrating these magnificent raptors.

Bald Eagles on branch
​Pueblo Eagle Days is entering its 21st year. This popular annual winter festival started with a small group of people celebrating the bald eagl​​es that winter at Lake Pueblo State Park​ and has grown into one of Pueblo’s most family-friendly events. It now offers three full days of fun and discovery for all ages.

Pueblo Eagle Days offers festival goers the opportunity to see live birds of prey up close, fun and entertaining presentations, a photo contest, and lots of crafts and activities for the kids. Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include getting to see rehabilitated birds of prey released back into the wild and painting pictures of birds of prey at the Pueblo Zoo.

This year’s festival will take place Feb. 3-5, and will kick off at 6 p.m., Friday, at the Rawlings InfoZone at the Rawlings Library. The entries from the photo contest will be on display for attendees to vote on, and the winner will be announced the same evening. All of the classic events will be hosted at the State park beginning Saturday.

The festival is sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Arkansas Valley Audubon Society, Black Hills Energy, CSU-Pueblo Outdoor Pursuits Program, Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, Pueblo Youth Naturally Program and the Pueblo Zoo.

A schedule, and more information on the festival can be found at the Pueblo Eagle Days website.​​​

Events

Hike: Stoner Mill
Saturday, January 21

Travel through a coniferous forest and see the bristlecone pines (the oldest trees on the park!) on this moderate 3.5 mile hike, with volunteer naturalist Nancy.

Bald Eagle Nesting
Saturday, January 21

Join us for a unique opportunity to view our bald eagle population at it's peak! Our guided hike travels to the gazebo and back. A pair of bald eagles have been observed every year since 1986. As of 2016, Barr Lake bald eagles have fledged 54 young!

Hike: Rock Pond
Saturday, January 28

Enjoy picturesque views of the Dome Rock valley, while hiking down to one of Mueller’s largest ponds, with volunteer Naturalist Rose. Great chance to see wildlife!

Love is in the Air
Saturday, February 11

Kids, ages 4-8, can celebrate the heart of the season this Valentine's Day at Barr Lake. Bald eagles and great horned owls are the early birds of the nesting season.

Guided Bird Walk
Sunday, February 19

Winter is a great time to observe birds. Grab your bird book and binoculars and join us for bird watching adventures. All ability levels are welcome. Reservations are required. Meet at the visitor center. Call (303) 973-3959 to register 24 hours prior to the event.

Guided Bird Walk
Sunday, March 19

Winter is a great time to observe birds. Grab your bird book and binoculars and join us for bird watching adventures. All ability levels are welcome. Reservations are required. Meet at the visitor center. Call (303) 973-3959 to register 24 hours prior to the event.

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