Ferry Bluff Eagle Council offers eagle watching tours
Sauk City, Wis.Eagles are back for the winter along the Wisconsin River near Sauk City and Prairie du Sac. Volunteers from the Ferry Bluff Eagle Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that wintering eagles thrive in this area, are offering eagle-watching bus tours each Saturday morning through Feb. 15. The general public is welcome.
Buses will leave from the Cedarberry Inn, on Highway 12 at the west end of Sauk City, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. every Saturday, except Jan. 18. The cost is $5 per person, with children ages 5 and under free. Reserve a spot by calling the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-68-EAGLE or 643-4168. Reservations are suggested, but not necessary.
Guides will take participants to eagle watching hot spots in the area and provide information on eagle ecology, as well as local conservation and research efforts. Each tour lasts about one hour and will include refreshments.
Jan. 18 – 19, bus tours will run all day, leaving from the Sauk Prairie High School every half-hour, as part of Bald Eagle Watching Days. These tours will be free.
The Ferry Bluff Eagle Council also provides tour guides for groups upon request. Call Kay Roherty at 608/643-2417 to arrange for a tour guide.