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November 2008

2008 Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

When: Wednesday, 05/11/08 - Sunday, 09/11/08 All Day
Event Type: Eagle Festival
Where: Haines Alaska
Description: The 14th Annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

Over 3,000 eagles gather along a four-mile stretch of the Chilkat
north of Haines, Alaska each fall to feed on a late run of salmon.

This wildlife spectacle is the largest gathering of eagles in the world.
Warm water upwellings in the river keep this stretch of the Chilkat
River ice-free providing access to the fish when food supplies are
exhausted elsewhere. Eagles flock from as far away as Washington
State for the abundant feast. Starting in late October, eagles by
the hundreds can be seen along the sand bars and in cottonwood
trees in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

Mark November 5-9, 2008 on you calendar today!

To learn more about the Bald Eagle Festival in Haines, Alaska
visit the website below.

14th Annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival


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