News Release

Eagle Nature Foundation, Ltd.

300 East Hickory Street, Apple River, IL 61001

Phone: 815-594-2306 Fax: 815-594-2305 Web Site:

e-mail: Tax Exempt No. 36-4015400

For Immediate Release February 11, 2014

ENF Postpones the Deadline for Bus Tour

Apple River, IL) The Eagle Nature Foundation (ENF) has just announced that their deadline for more people to register for their 4-day Wildlife/Historical Bus Tour to Nebraska has been set back to February 28, to allow more people to participate in this tour. The 4-day tour will leave at 8:00 am from the Stoney Creek Inn, Galena, IL parking lot on Sunday, March 16 and return to Stoney Creek by 6:00 pm on March 19.

To accommodate those people who go on the tour, Stoney Creek Inn is offering the same discounted room rate of $79, which they offer to people going on ENF’s Bald Eagle Bus Tours, to anyone who stays at Stoney Creek the night before the tour and/or the night after the tour.

Some people were waiting to see if enough persons would sign up to make the tour possible. That number has been reached, so the tour is definite. The trip leader, Naturalist and Historian, Terrence Ingram, says that only the first 30 people who register will be allowed to go on the tour, so every person on the tour will have a double seat and his or her own window for viewing or photographing the hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes, as well as the tens of thousands of snow geese that will be seen.

Many other wildlife will be seen along the way: including: Bald Eagles and their nests; Red-tailed Hawks and their nests; perhaps a Snow Owl; Turkeys; Prairie Dogs; White-tailed Deer; Canada Geese; and 20 –30 other species of birds and animals. One evening participants will have the opportunity to stand on a bridge over the Platte River and watch the cranes fly in from their feeding in the fields, to their nighttime roosts on the islands.

Another great part of the tour is the history of our pioneers, who braved impossible odds to develop the West. Just one of the historical stops is a visit to Fort Kearney, the first fort on the Oregon Trail, built to protect the pioneers who were moving west on the Oregon Trail, and the Mormon Trail, from the Indians. Another stop will be at the site of the steamboat, Bertram, which sank in 1865, while it was taking a load of goods up the Missouri River to Montana. It was discovered in 1960 and the contents of the vessel have been preserved, so we can see all of the commerce which being taken to the pioneers; clothes, plows, shovels, sewing machines, canned goods, food staples, and much, much more.

For a reservation, or a brochure, call 815-594-2306, or go to ENF’s website,

ENF offers a discount for two couples going together, and they offer a bigger discount, if five couples would be going together.

For more information contact: Terrence N. Ingram, Exec. Director, Eagle Nature Foundation, 300 East Hickory St., Apple River, IL 61001 Phone 815-594-2306

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