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Agriculture

Eagle tours scheduled

Bald eagles soar through area trees in record number at Lock and Dam 13, north of Fulton.
Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge will host free viewing tours in January and February. Photo submitted by Pam Steinhaus.
Bald eagles soar through area trees in record number at Lock and Dam 13, north of Fulton. Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge will host free viewing tours in January and February. Photo submitted by Pam Steinhaus.

THOMSON – Bald eagles arrived in record number at Lock and Dam 13, north of Fulton.

Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge will host free viewing tours from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, today through Jan 25, and Fridays, Feb. 7 and 21, starting at Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, 7071 Riverview Road.

An afternoon tour will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16.

Tourists will visit various locations along the refuge. They may bring cameras and binoculars.

Seating is limited. Email stewardsumrr@gmail.com or call the center at 815-273-2732 to register.

More than 1,100 eagles were counted in mid-December.

Go to www.stewardsumrr.org for more information, or webcam viewing.

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