Each winter 60 bald eagles, and sometimes more, use the Gorge as their winter vacation home. This weekend the U.S Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the 12th Annual Eagle Watch. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and park rangers from the Corp and the forest service will be at the Dalles Dam Visitor Center to provide activities, educational programs, live raptor viewings and eagle watching outside. This event is free and the site is accessible to visitors with disabilities. If you come you should bring your own scopes, binoculars and cameras. Due to COVID-19 precautions, activities will take place outside.
The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is located just north of Interstate 84 at exit 87.
Speaking of the U.S Army Corps, you might want to check out their Facebook page, and Twitter account. Even though the government’s web pages and social media accounts can be a little dry and boring, the Corps’ Chris Gaylord has taken on the challenge of lightening up the messages they’re trying to get out. A little bit of humor and a lot of interaction from the public is the result of his hard work!