The 18th Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival begins on Nov. 16 and runs for four consecutive weekends with events from Mission to Harrison. Most of the events and viewings are in the Harrison Mills area

Eagles arriving to feed on salmon

Annual festival helps educate public about the raptors and environment

Thousands of bald eagles are on their way to Harrison Mills, to feed on the spawning salmon in the Fraser and Harrison Rivers.

And the 18th Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival will begin on Nov. 16, with events planned for four consecutive weekends that will help educate the public about the eagles, the area and more.

The best eagle viewing is along the water, where hundreds of the raptors will often converge. There are eagle viewings at Eagle Point Community Park on Morris Valley Road, and there will be experts on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as spotting scopes, a tent and patio heater.

A bit further down the road, a viewing will also be held at Tapadera Estates. That event will include talks by many experts, including Matt Foy, David Hancock and Ross Davies.

There is no cost to join in the eagle viewings. There will be a special Chehalis River Nature Walk, led by conservation staff from Ducks Unlimited Canada and The Nature Trust of British Columbia, held on Nov. 16.

While the walk is free, walkers must pre-book by calling 604-924-9771.

For geocachers, there are more than 15 festival related geocaches hidden in the area, which are viewable on geocaching.com.

To learn more about the festival, see all the events taking place, or to learn more about the eagles and their role in the ecosystem, visit www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca.

 

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