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Bald eagle viewing event is Feb. 14

In this undated photo released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, a bald eagle files in Utah. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has announced that Bald Eagle Day, a wildlife viewing event, will be Saturday, Feb. 14.
In this undated photo released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, a bald eagle files in Utah. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has announced that Bald Eagle Day, a wildlife viewing event, will be Saturday, Feb. 14.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Lynn Chamberlain, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has announced that Bald Eagle Day, a wildlife viewing event, will be Saturday, Feb. 14.

The event is free and bald eagles can be viewed at five locations.

Northern Utah's viewing spots are Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area (Compton’s Knoll), about 10 miles northwest of Corinne, where viewing will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, 1325 W. Glover Lane (925 South), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Central Utah's viewing spot is Fountain Green State Fish Hatchery, of Nephi, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Northeastern Utah eagle viewers can visit Split Mountain/Green River, located north of Jensen and below the Dinosaur Quarry in Dinosaur National Monument, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In southern Utah, bird watchers can go to Rush Lake Ranch, on Minersville highway (state Route 130) about 12 miles north of Cedar City.

Walters said spotting scopes will be available at each viewing site for viewers to get a good look at the eagles. Handouts and information about bald eagles, wildlife watching and birding opportunities in Utah will be available.

Most eagles will be visible in mid to late afternoon, according to Walters.

For directions or more information about Bald Eagle Day, call Walters at 801-209-5326, or Division of Wildlife Resources offices in Ogden, Springville, Vernal or Cedar City.