FARMINGTON – The Bald Eagle viewing event has been a popular one for many locals since it began in 1990.
This year, the viewing event will happen this Saturday, Feb. 8 at two locations Рin Salt Lake City and at Davis County’s Farmington Bay.
In order to draw the eagles to the Farmington Bay area, biologists typically bring in dead carp from Utah Lake and place them in the waterfowl management area, according to a press release sent to the Clipper by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Carp is one of the foods most commonly eaten by Bald Eagles.
However, due to the recent deaths of many Bald Eagles contracted with West Nile Virus, they will not be bringing in the carp.
It could also mean fewer eagles will be visible during the event.
The event at both locations is free. At Farmington Bay, it will be happening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will include some hands-on activities for kids starting at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.
Farmington Bay will be the only waterfowl management area that will hold the Bald Eagle event; however, several other locations throughout Utah will also be holding a viewing event as well.
For more information, call 801-209-5326 or visit wildlife.utah.gov.