Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge to host bald eagle, raptor program in January

In this undated photo, a bald eagle feeds on a salmon carcass in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve outside Haines. (Cheryl McRoberts | American Bald Eagle Foundation via AP)

Outdoor enthusiasts hoping to get a close-up look at the American bald eagle and other raptors will have a chance to do so next month.

Wildlife rehabilitation expert Diane Johnson will present the fascinating birds of prey during a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Dane G. Hansen Scout Camp at Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge in Kirwin, Kan. Johnson works with Linwood-based Operation WildLife, Inc.

According to a news release from the refuge, the presentation will mainly focus on the natural history of eagles, the recovery of the bald eagle and wildlife rehabilitation.

All ages are invited to attend the free event.

For more information, call (785) 543-6673 or visit http://www.fws.gov/kirwin or the refuge’s Facebook page.

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