Preparations Underway for Bald Eagle Day

Seeing a bald eagle in the wild can be a majestic experience and every year local biologists facilitate the opportunity. The Division of Wildlife Resources is celebrating Utah Bald Eagle Day in February on State Route 149 just below the road to the Dinosaur Quarry. The staging area will be located just inside the Dinosaur National Monument boundary where displays and spotting scopes will be available for the first chance to spot bald eagles or other raptors in the distance. From there, biologists will direct visitors to other sites for a better view of eagles and other wildlife. In years past visitors have enjoyed observing eagles, falcons, hawks, mule deer, river otters, turkeys, sandhill cranes, porcupines, Canada geese and other wildlife. During certain times during the day, local falconer Melissa Wardel will have her hawk at the staging area for attendees to get an up close look at a bird of prey. Annual Utah Bald Eagle Day is Saturday, February 11th.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.