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6 festivals that celebrate animals

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on Aug. 10, 2016, 7:32 a.m.
eagle with a salmon

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Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

Each year about mid-November, several thousand bald eagles descend on Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines, Alaska, to feed on late-running salmon. The American Bald Eagle Foundation holds an annual festival that attracts people from all around the world to the 48,000-acre preserve to see the majestic birds. In addition to eagle-viewing opportunities, the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival includes presentations on eagle behavior, birding tours and photography workshops, as well as a craft bazaar and Alaskan wildlife and artisan workshops.