Every year Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, located 12 miles east of Mount Ida, on the shores of Lake Ouachita, hosts a special weekend to highlight the natural beauty of Lake Ouachita and in particular its cherished Bald Eagles.
“Sharing the eagles with our customers, friends and neighbors is our way of giving enjoyment and sharing fellowship with our community”, stated Bill Barnes. “There’s nothing quite as inspiring as seeing the Bald Eagles in the wild, diving for fish or soaring overhead”.
An Introduction to Falconry and Bird of Prey Program presented by Rusty Scarborough, will be held at the Lodge Conference Building, Saturday February 8th at 10:00. Anyone interested in Birds of Prey and the sport of Falconry are encouraged to attend. Falconry is the ancient Sport of Kings, where a trained bird of prey is used to hunt for small game. The sport dates back over 3000 years and was a type of hunting to put food on the table. The sports history and how to become a Falconer will be covered as well as identification of native birds of prey. Live birds will be presented during the program so bring your camera if you like. Also a Live Bald Eagle will be presented after the falconry program.
Harbor’s marina will offer free barge tours to view the eagles on the lake starting at 1:30 that afternoon. Participants need to call the marina at 870-867-1212 or 870-867-1211 to make reservations for the barge tour.