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While bald eagles are unscrupulous when it comes to finding meals, they remain faithful mates. At age 4 or 5, an eagle reaches sexual maturity and shifts its focus to both finding a mate and raising offspring. The typical courtship ritual includes aerial somersaults during whichrepparttar pair whirls throughrepparttar 149871 air with locked talons. Eagles can live up to 30 years inrepparttar 149872 wild, and they mate for life.

Producer Gary Cooley of Ozark Mountains Website, Inc., named His Place Resort onrepparttar 149873 White River just outside of Mountain Home asrepparttar 149874 premier place for watching an eagle pair that returns each year to nest.

"These eagles are fascinating to watch. The male brings sticks and other nesting materials torepparttar 149875 female, who promptly throws them away. Thenrepparttar 149876 bickering starts betweenrepparttar 149877 two birds," he shared.

The peak months for eagle watching are December through February, and January is Eagle Awareness Month in Arkansas. When embarking on an eagle-watching expedition, keeprepparttar 149878 following in mind:

Get out early. Eagles soar in thermal updrafts, sorepparttar 149879 best time to see one inrepparttar 149880 air is whenrepparttar 149881 temperature is rising during mid- to late morning.

Stay behind a blind. A tree or car acts as an effective blind. Eagles sometimes are shy creatures. People walking around or towards a perched eagle will chase it off its roost, and flying away drains energy needed byrepparttar 149882 eagle to survive in winter temperatures.

Look nearrepparttar 149883 waterways. Forrepparttar 149884 most part, eagles stay 3/4 ofrepparttar 149885 way up trees while fishing fromrepparttar 149886 banks. Their white heads and tail feathers are easy to see againstrepparttar 149887 trees alongrepparttar 149888 shore. Many resorts or marinas on lakes have pontoon boats for rent.

Look into a guided tour. There are many half- or full-day tours with expert guides available. For inexperienced boat operators, runningrepparttar 149889 river in low water can be very challenging.

Report any nest sightings. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission monitors all eagle nests inrepparttar 149890 state as part of nationwide conservation efforts. Anyone who observes a bald eagle nest is asked to report it torepparttar 149891 AGFC’s Wildlife Management Division at 877.873.4651.

Be mindful ofrepparttar 149892 law. Possession of an eagle feather or other body part is a felony with a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment. Exceptions apply only to certain Native American tribes with appropriate legal documents.

Use your resources. Go to for a complete list of eagle-watching tours and eagle-related events, including DeGray’s 25th Annual Eagles Et Cetera Festival to be held on January 23-25, 2004.

For information on more eagle-watching opportunities, contact your local park rangers or naturalists.

Jeannette Balleza is Co-Owner of Vulcan Creative, a creative agency specializing in identity with integrity. Vulcan Creative consults with clients on communication strategy and concept development and refinement for graphic design and web site development projects. Go to http://www.vulcancreative.com for more information and to request a free initial consultation.

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