Bald EagleSackets Harbor, NY –After an absence of more than 60 years is the bald eagle on the brink of recovery along the upper St. Lawrence River? As part of the Birds of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail speakers series, on Thursday, October 9, at 6 pm at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center, retired Parks Canada Warden Bud Andress will answer that question in Sackets Harbor, NY. Andress has monitored the activity of and published papers on Common Terns, Ospreys, Double-Crested Cormorants and Bald Eagles. The Bald Eagle is the species that captured his lifelong interest. Andress co-chaired the international St. Lawrence Bald Eagle Working Group for many years. The Group includes government and non-government agencies and organizations based in Ontario and New York. Andress will present details of the past, present and future of the Bald Eagle. He says, “The Bald Eagle has a fascinating history in the 1000 Islands region of Canada and the U.S. researchers have worked hard to restore the eagle to the area through banding and satellite monitoring programs, but there are still challenges to face.” Seaway Trail Foundation President and CEO Teresa Mitchell says, “The presentation by Mr. Andress adds an international component to the Birds of the Seaway Trail series. Nature theme travelers to the numerous sites of natural attraction along our freshwater shoreline create a positive impact of resource appreciation and economic benefit to the local communities along the Seaway Trail and in Canada.” The $5 admission to the programs benefits the Seaway Trail Foundation that supports educational programming related to the freshwater shoreline and travel along the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and Lake Erie. The 2008 Birds of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Exhibit and Program Series will end in November with a program on the National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts. Watch for dates and details on the series sponsored by the Seaway Trail Foundation, Town of Hounsfield, Key Bank, National Grid, New York State Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, North Country Bird Club, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and Bird Coalition of Rochester. # # # Contact:  Peggy Morgia, Teresa Mitchell, Seaway Trail, Inc., 315-646-1000