Monroe Lake planning bald eagle driving tour


A bald eagle driving tour is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington.

The self-guided tour will feature six outdoor shoreline stops, each staffed by experienced birders who will assist attendees in viewing eagles and other birds through spotting scopes.

Attendees can get an up-close look at a bald eagle and several other raptors at a bonus indoor tour stop featuring birds from Hardy Lake’s raptor center.

Advance registration is $5 for adults ($3 for children) and is available through Jan. 23 by phone at 812-837-9546 or in person at the Monroe Lake office. Walk-up registration is $7 for adults ($4 for children) and will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. in front of the Paynetown Activity Center.

Registrants will need to check in between 1 and 3 p.m. Jan. 26.

A warming center will be available for tour attendees from 1 to 4 p.m. with free hot cocoa and tea, cookies and crafts for kids. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable travel mug to help reduce waste.

The tour is presented by Monroe Lake with assistance from Hardy Lake and Brown County State Park. It is co-sponsored by the Sassafras Audubon Society.

There is no entrance fee for Paynetown SRA during the winter months.

Information: Jill Vance at 812-837-9967 or [email protected]

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