Oklahoma’s January weather is dicey at best. So it’s no wonder that the “In Search of Eagles” tour was the least well attended, and most often cancelled tour FOW assist with. The fact that Oklahoma’s wintering Bald and Golden Eagles prefer to fish in large lakes with tall trees on the shorelines like those of Lake Lawtonka and Ellsworth. FOW has decided to to promote area observations instead of an interpretive tour.
To help, here are a few tips from veteran spotters:
- Check the weather for a cold, clear day
- Dress warmly in layers
- Take binoculars or a spotting scope and tripod
- Keep noises low
- Be patient
- Pack a telephoto lens and a thermos of soup or hot chocolate. ‘
For a full guide on spotting Oklahoma eagles, please check out the Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma’s 2018 Guide.
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