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Rochester Post Bulletin: National Eagle Center welcomes new CEO

'I check on the birds every day': National Eagle Center welcomes new CEO WABASHA, MN. — Each day, Meg Gammage-Tucker checks in on the birds and gazes out on the river.  A week into the job, she doesn't expect it to get old anytime soon.  "I love the river," Gammage-Tucker said. "I love [...]

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Pioneer Press: He has a real eagle eye – Wabasha man’s eagle collection is the largest in the country

He has a real eagle eye - Wabasha man's eagle collection is the largest in the country WABASHA, MN. — “This is a magnificent eagle,” Preston Cook says, patting the grayish head of a plaster of Paris bird measuring 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide. “It was used on a viewing stand [...]

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Pioneer Press: How the National Eagle Center took flight in Wabasha

How the National Eagle Center took flight in Wabasha WABASHA, MN. — It started on an old deck with volunteers, a guest book, a couple of sets of binoculars and two viewing scopes. That’s the way founding member Mary Rivers remembers the fledgling EagleWatch, an organization born in 1989 that is now the [...]

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Post Bulletin: Conservation turns eagles into major attraction along Mississippi River

Conservation turns eagles into major attraction along Mississippi River ALMA, WIS. — High above a distant river bluff peak, a pair of dark lines wheel through the sky. “That’s the golden,” says Scott Mehus, naturalist and education director for the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. The birds, probably half a mile away, appear [...]

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Post Bulletin: National Eagle Center ready to hatch next big step

National Eagle Center ready to hatch next big step WABASHA — In the mid-1970s, the people of Wabasha took note that visitors seemed to pop up each winter to scan the treetops along the Mississippi River. The goal for those visitors: spot a rare and endangered bald eagle. “What happened is people would [...]

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