The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is coming up this weekend around Harrison, Harrison Mills, and Agassiz where you can view thousands of eagles on a walking tour, listen to speakers, and learn about the biodiversity of the region.
On Saturday, November 17, 2013 and Sunday, November 18, 2013 a variety of events will be hosted at Pretty Estates Resort, Eagle Point Community Park, Kilby Historic Site, Inch Creek Hatchery, Tapadera Estates, and more. You can also do a Chehalis River Interpretive Nature Walk, do a River Safari Jetboat Tour, and visit the Exhibitor’s Fair at Leq’a:mel.
To kick off the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival and eagle-watching season, I attended a talk with O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rescue and Hancock Wildlife at Rowena’s Inn/Pretty Estates earlier this week.
Staying overnight in a luxury cottage along the Harrison River, I spent a few days exploring the area with my sister and going on several photowalks that produced the following images from this lush location:
We went out for three walks over the course of two days. The eagles waited out the rain on the first day, which was clouded over. On the second day, when the clouds parted and the winds picked up, they were all much more active as they left the trees and spent more time on the river and circling above.
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival: Additional Events
Coming up later this month the festival continues with the first annual Sts’ailes (First Nation) Salmon Celebration at Pretty Estates Resort on November 23rd, featured events at Pretty Estates Resort & Kilby Historic Site on November 24th, featured events at Harrison Hot Springs November 29th to December 1st, and more activities at Harrison Mills & Kilby Historic Site from December 7th to December 8th.
Download the festival program PDF and check out the official website for more information about events and activities this weekend. Be sure to bring your camera (with a bigger lens than I used so that you can zoom) and binoculars.