Unfortunately Hallie has passed and there are no resident Bald Eagles currently at the NWDC.

2018 Pueblo Eagle Days Schedule

Plan to come to the Colorado Owl Festival at the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center: River Campus in Fall 2018.

Check out these GREAT videos from Fox21 News that were filmed before the 2015 event.


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The festival is at TWO different locations in Pueblo.  

Check here for directions to each location.


Saturday, February 3:  Classic Eagle Day Events at the Park

                                      at Lake Pueblo State Park Visitor Center and West Fishing viewing area


  • ALL DAY:  Wildlife viewing trailer with scopes at West Fishing
  • Visitor Center events are 9 am to 2 pm.  
  •  9:00 am:  Doors Open at Lake Pueblo State Park Visitor Center
  • ALL DAY:  Displays, Live Birds & Animals, Kids Activities, Story-walk, Scavenger Hunt,  Kid's Games and Viewing Scopes
  • Light lunch and snacks will be available for sale from NWDC and sponsored by Black Hills Energy at the Visitor Center.


  •  10:15 am in the auditorium: Kid's Presentation:  How to Fly like an Eagle -  Park Naturalist, Sue Hardesty, will "build" an eagle, while showing off the cool adaptations an eagle has that you would need if you wanted to fly like an eagle.


  • 11:00 am in the auditorium: Raptors Up Close -  Diana Miller will introduce you to  some of the resident birds at the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center of Pueblo and tell you each one's unique story.


  •  12:00  to 1:30 pm: Games on the Lawn.  Join the students from CSU-Outdoor Pursuits on the lawn for fun and games.  Games are weather dependent.


  •  12:30 am near the front lawn: Falcon Demonstration -  United States Air Force Academy cadets mascot bring their beautiful birds of prey for a Flight Demonstration and Meet & Greet.  Demonstration is weather dependent.


  • 12:45 pm: Pictures with Talon,  Elbert and Louie the Lighteningbug.  Kids can meet and get their photo taken with CPW’s mascots – Talon and Elbert. as well as Louie from Black Hills Energy.

  • 1:00  pm:  Nature Hike.  (Meet at Cottonwood) Bring the family and stroll along the river with our park naturalist.  Explore how nature adapts to winter.  This is an easy hike with level terrain and about 45 minutes.


  •  2:30 pm at West Fishing (north side of the park) Raptor Release:  Rehabilitated Raptor Release.  This special ending to the day is a must-see.  Diana Miller and her staff will release a raptor back to the wild after recovering from an injury.  The type of raptor is unknown until the event.  Sometimes there is more than one!  Travel time is approximately 20 minutes from the south side and maps are available at the Visitor Center. 

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE, BUT A PARK PASS IS REQUIRED ON EVERY VEHICLE THAT ENTERS THE PARK

TO GO TO THE RAPTOR RELEASE ON THE NORTHSIDE.  



Sunday, February 4:  Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center Hosts Pueblo Eagle Days!
                                     
  (Formerly Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo)

  • 9:00am-11:00am Birding Van Tour (Meets at Raptor Center)

                   -Space is limited, Registration required: www.hikeandlearn.org

  • 10:00am-11:00am Knee High Nature Hour (Meet at Yurt)


  • 11:00am – 1:00pm Raptor Center Open House.  Come visit resident birds, including golden eagles, owls, hawks and more! Behind the scenes- guided tours of facility, and refreshments provided.


  • 11:30am Raptor Program


  • 1:00pm- Bird of Prey Release (If weather conditions are favorable)


. Free public event-However our birds of prey always appreciate donations!
($5 day pass/parking fee applies)