The 24th annual Eagle Watch celebration returns Feb. 23-24 to Round Butte Overlook Park, 10 miles west of Madras. The event features activities that explore the natural and cultural significance of eagles and other raptors that inhabit the Lake Billy Chinook area. This free, family-friendly two-day festival is a collaboration between Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept, the USDA Forest Service/Crooked River Grasslands, Portland Gas & Electric, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 and 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 24.
An estimated 11 pairs of bald eagles and nine pairs of golden eagles live in the wilds surrounding Lake Billy Chinook. With migratory eagles joining the resident population in late winter, the area is one of the largest gathering spots for eagles in Oregon. Come join us!