Join the eagles

  • Eagle drawing

    Roxann Moore
  Eagle watchers will convene in Klamath Falls, Ore., Feb. 18-20 during the largest gathering of bald eagles in the lower 48 states. They will also attend the 15th annual Klamath Basin Bald Eagle Conference, sponsored by the Klamath Basin Audubon Society and other non-profit groups and federal agencies, to look at the successes of bald eagle management over the past two decades. Keynote speaker is Bob Fields, a regional manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who co-founded the conference. Other activities include workshops covering everything from how to live-trap raptors to beginning bird identification, a photography contest, and a 5K and 10K Bald Eagle Run. Participants will also have the chance to observe some of the 600-1,000 bald eagles that winter in the basin. The conference, workshops and banquet cost $50 for those who register before Feb. 7, $55 thereafter. For more information, call Ralph Opp of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 503/883-5732.