Even after bald eagles are out of sight recently, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, decided to continue with its popular annual Bald Eagle Day.
The event is planned on Feb. 9 at five places across the state, where eagles gather in large numbers for winter roosting. Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area is one famous roosting spot.
The West Nile virus was responsible for the deaths of 47 bald eagles in the state in recent weeks.
“Bald eagles are unusually, very social in the winter. It just seems like they like chilling with one another for roosting and feeding,” said Bob Walters, watchable wildlife coordinator with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR).
Bald Eagle Day will mark a discussion of recent deaths of dozens of the birds to the West Nile virus with the citizens.
The eagle utilizes the diet being provided in areas where they were already assembling. No decisions have been made on for heading towards planned nonnative carp removal — an effort to aid water quality and advance habitat on the marshes.
Viewing at Salt Creek will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Viewing at Farmington Bay will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fountain Green State Fish Hatchery, viewing will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Viewing in Cedar Valley will take place from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Split Mountain/Green River, viewing will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Walters started Bald Eagle Day in 1990 as a way to introduce people to Utah’s wildlife.