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32nd Annual

Eagle Picture

January 16 - 17, 2016

  • Winter Home of Large Concentration of Bald Eagles
    on the Mississippi River!

  • View American Bald Eagles in their natural habitat!

  • Wildlife, Conservation and Environmental Exhibits!

  • Insect Zoo!

  • Woodcarvers' Exhibits and Demonstrations!

  • World Bird Sanctuary Live Bird Shows!

  • Seminars, Children's Activities, Unique Items For Sale!

  • Native American Cultural Area!

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Outdoor Activities

View Bald Eagles in their Natural Habitat
Mississippi Riverfront Victory Park & Southside Boat Club
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Personnel from the Lee County Iowa Conservation Board, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers will staff viewing points. Spotting scopes are available free of charge.

River City Mall Indoor Activities

300 Main Street
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

AGENCY DISPLAYS from the Lee County Iowa Conservation Board, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers showcase their efforts of protecting, preserving and maintaining our natural habitat.

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY INSECT ZOO. Hands-on lessons in biology & ecology with hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, beetles, scorpions & millipedes taught by the Entomology Department of Iowa State University.


NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL AREA. Learn about Native American heritage. Coordinated by the Thunderbird Society.


  • Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
        An Ecological History of Fire in the Midwest. Presented by Sean Jenkins, Associate Professor of Ecology, Western Illinois University. The history of the use of fire by native Americans in the Midwest and how fire shaped the local plant and animal communities.
  • Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
        The Other Pollinators. Presented by Dr. Donald Lewis, Professor and Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University Entomology Department. Pollinators are the unsung heroes of the insect world and go far beyond the common honey bee. Find out about the "other" pollinators and their value to plants and the other members of the food chain.
  • Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
        Morels And More. Presented by Glen Schwartz, President of the Prairie States Mushroom Club. Tips on how to put more morel mushrooms in your basket, the interesting colors, shapes, and sizes of Iowa mushrooms and edible fall mushrooms are the topics for this seminar.
  • RAPTOR AWARENESS PROGRAMS by the World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis in the Mall Plaza Cinema

    Saturday, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00
    Sunday, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00

    Raptors featured this year are the American Bald Eagle, Barn Owl, Hooded Vulture, Long Crested Eagle & a Corvid.
    See these magnificent birds up close and personal!

    Woodcarvers' Show

    Baymont Inn, 325 Main St.
    Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm & Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
    Wood-carving contest, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. followed by an auction at 2:30 p.m.

    Bocephus Wayne Mini Concert, Friday, 7:00 p.m. Free Admission. Baymont Inn, 325 Main St.

    Southside Boat Club Breakfast, Saturday, 8 am - 11 am.

    Bald Eagle Appreciation Days is presented by

    Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau Foundation
    Lee County Conservation Board

    See You January 21 - 22, 2017
    for the 33rd Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days!

    Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau
    429 Main St. | Keokuk, IA 52632