Friday, June 30, 2006

Osprey Tour On Cougar Bay

Join wildlife experts and state and federal natural resource agencies and conservation groups for the 7th annual Osprey Tour on Saturday, July 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce - Natural Resources Committee, this event will feature live and up close osprey viewing. Learn about the life history of these magnificent raptors, as well as other area birds and wildlife and the conservation projects that help sustain the diversity of wildlife in the area.

Boarding for the trip begins at 8:30 a.m. and the boat leaves the dock promptly at 9:00 a.m. For the next two hours the boat will cruise around Cougar and Casco Bays and follow biologists as they band nestling osprey. Bring your camera and binoculars and see nestlings as they are carefully taken out of their nesting boxes right in front of your eyes.

Additional information will be shared by resource experts from the Idaho Fish and Game, Watchable Wildlife Program; The Nature Conservancy; the Coeur d’Alene Chapter of the Audubon Society; and the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase during the tour.

More information: Visit the Coeur d'Alene Chamber's web site or phone 208-415-0115 by July 6

Osprey photo: Tom Munson

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