2018 Eagle Days at Wyandotte County Lake

Eagle Days at Wyandotte County Lake is returning for its 17th year, Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21. The first Eagle Days in 2001 welcomed over 200 adults and children. Last year’s attendance nearly reached 1,000 making it one of the most successful in recent years.

This free, entertaining and educational event is open to the public and will take place at the Mr.  & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library and James P. Davis Hall located at Wyandotte County Lake Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The event will be held from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturday, and from 12:00 PM- 4:00 PMon Sunday.

Highlights of the program include live birds of prey demonstrations by Operation Wildlife volunteers featuring a variety of eagles, falcons, hawks, and owls. Volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions and help visitors with outdoor spotting scopes located near areas where eagles tend to visit. Visitors are urged to bring binoculars and cameras to view and photograph area birds in their natural habitat.

Children can enjoy arts and crafts stations at both locations, plus there is an opportunity to win a $25.00 gift card by entering the BPU Kids Coloring Contest. For kids that want to enter online, visit www.bpu.com/kidscoloringcontest to find coloring sheets and entry forms. The contest ends Friday, February 2.  

Schedule of Events

Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library hours

  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: Noon - 4:00 pm

James P. Davis Hall hours

  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: Noon - 4:00 pm

Indoor bird presentations available at both locations

  • Saturday: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

The event schedule and map are available here in a downloadable format.

Eagle Days at Wyandotte County Lake is made possible by Operation Wildlife; the Mr.  & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library; Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU); the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library; Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas Parks & Recreation Department. For questions about Eagle Days at Wyandotte County Lake Park, please call the Mr.  & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at 913-295-8250.