Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days saw excellent attendance during 2021 event

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Eagle Days photo contest winner:  1st – Marcy Maxwell

2021 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days presented by Ameren MO, was held in a modified fashion March 6th, 2021 with a one-day event, to excellent crowds.  Approximately 1,200 people attended the live bird shows between the two locations.  World Bird Sanctuary offered Eagle programs at Osage National, while The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center opened their doors, welcoming Dickerson Park Zoo showcasing two different programs to full crowds.  Even though the coloring and photo contests were not held onsite this year, entries were taken virtually prior to and thru the event and winners have been awarded.  Extra safety and disinfecting precautions were taken in between shows to help ensure the safety of all attendees and volunteers.

Eagle Days Photo contest winner: 2nd – Debbie Lucia

The extra effort was well received and happily done by the event volunteers.  The committee plans to move the event back its traditional date of the first full weekend in January in 2022.  

Eagle Days photo contest winner: 3rd – Jeff Ruzicka.

“We were just happy to be able to have the event this year and we were able to do that by making modifications and just rolling with things,” shared committee member Michelle Cook.  “We were impressed by the amount of people who turned out and who were very happy to get to enjoy what has become an annual tradition for many people throughout the Mid-Missouri area, even though it was a bit later than usual.”  

The committee would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of the businesses and organizations that stepped up and sponsored the event, as it would not be possible without those sponsorships.  This event is a collaborative effort of more than 50 businesses and organizations that realize the importance of educating people about how many wonderful natural attributes are offered at Lake of the Ozarks.  Visit for winners of the coloring and photo contests (also attached) as well as updates on what will be happening for upcoming Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days set for January 8, 2022.

Coloring contest winners, 2 – 12 years old.  3yrs – Malakai; 4yrs – Jeff; 5yrs – Penny; 6yrs – Emma, Genevieve, Ireland, Sunni; 7yrs – Luciana, Parker; 8yrs – Addison (Pictured); 11yrs – Lily.