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It’s time to see some spectacular birds this weekend as the 18th annual "Eagle Watch" is happening near Madras.

 

Paul Patton with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says Lake Billy Chinook is home to 10 breeding pairs of both bald and golden eagles.  "It’s a celebration of the resident bald and golden eagles that live in and about the area of Lake Billy Chinook. And then in the wintertime, from January to March, those birds are joined by migratory bald eagles from up further north in Canada."

 

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at the "Eagle Village” near the Visitor Center at Round Butte Overlook, and runs through Sunday.

 

Patton says to be sure to bring warm clothes, binoculars and a camera.  There will be games, guided bird walks, prize drawings and a lot more.  The event is free.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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