The rain might have been relentless on Saturday morning but that didn’t stop eight researchers and volunteers with Coastal Raptors from continuing their research on predatory birds along the coast. The group managed to catch both a peregrine falcon and a bald eagle in order to identify and tag them as well as test them for health issues. One vehicle full of researchers spotted 19 bald eagles along a stretch of beach north of Ocean City, with a majority of the birds staying near the vacinity of a carcass. If you’re hoping to get a closer look at these large birds of prey, Coastal Raptors is holding an event on Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Aberdeen Museum of History.
The $15 admission will include a presentation by Idaho-based Birds of Prey Executive Director Jane Fink on the reintroduction of peregrine falcons and osprey to South Dakota and the opportunity to see a live golden eagle and peregrine falcon up close.