American Eagle Day 2021 at Radnor Lake
Come join the us for a special day at Radnor Lake as we celebrate American Eagle Day 2021!
Each year on June 20th, National American Eagle Day honors our national symbol, raising awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle. The day also encourages the recovery of their natural environments while providing educational outreach.
The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and the national animal of The United States of America and appears on its Seal.
In the latter 20th century, the Bald Eagle hovered on the brink of extinction in the continental United States. Eventually, populations recovered and on July 12, 1995, the species was removed from the U.S. Federal Government’s List of Endangered Species and transferred to the List of Threatened Species. In June of 2007, as the species continued to thrive, the American Eagle was withdrawn from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States.
This is our 3rd year to host this special event at Radnor Lake, with two focused interpretive programming opportunities available for our visitors:
1. Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center Tour: Visitors can register to attend a special 7am interpretive program to tour the 550′ boardwalk to view all of our new resident eagles on-site and our recent new addition from our friends at American Eagle Foundation.
The Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center at Radnor Lake opened on May 1st, 2015 to become a home to birds of prey that have been injured and cannot be released back into the wild. The aviary center is now fully occupied with 1 Great Horned Owl, 1 Red Tailed Hawk, 1 Black Vulture, 1 Golden Eagle, 1 Immature Eagle and 2 mature bald eagles. Interpretive programming by the park staff will be provided during this tour including birds of prey glove programs.
Registration is required for this event and will be limited to 30 visitors. All ages. Registered participants are asked to be at the aviary center gate at 7am. Any visitors with special needs please contact Park Manager Steve Ward for sign language assistance for any of our interpretive programs at Steve.Ward@tn.gov.
To register for our 7am Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education center Tour, please visit: