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 August 5, 2016

ENF Sponsoring a Fall Big Bird Day

Apple River) On Sept. 3, the Eagle Nature Foundation, ENF, will be sponsoring a Fall Big Bird Day at Apple Creek, 8384 North Broadway, Apple River, IL. On that day Master Birder, Terrence Ingram, will be documenting as many bird species as possible, that are living on, or in some way using, or flying over Apple Creek. This annual event was originally started to try to document the loss of birds due to agricultural spraying in the area. One year these sprays in late July killed all of the birds in the area and not one single bird was seen in the area for two weeks.

To help the Eagle Nature Foundation in their efforts to preserve the bald eagle, Mr. Ingram is using this event as a way to raise money for the Foundation. He is asking people to pledge dollars for every species of bird that he sees on that day. Last year he saw only 36 species, and if the spraying continues this year he may be very lucky to even see that many.

Weather permitting, at some time during the day, he will be walking into the Apple Creek Prairie and Apple Creek Woods to see what birds he will be able to find in those habitats. But much of the time he will be sitting on the deck of his house or walking through the Apple Creek Arboretum to discover what birds he can see and hear.

If any person would like to learn how to identify birds, or to just join him for part of the day you are welcome. If you are interested in spending some time with him, please make reservations in advance, so that he will not be out on a walk when you would arrive. He will try to schedule his walks, so people can join him if he knows when they are coming. Please call 815-594-2306 to let him know when you would be joining him.

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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