Winter 2015

Annual Eagle Day Events
Events to get you "up close and personal" with American Bald Eagles and other birds of prey are scheduled all day

January 24 - 25, 2015
Starved Rock Eagle Watch Weekend 
9am - 5pm
Enjoy this outdoor awareness weekend hosted by the Illinois Audubon Society. There will be lots of activities on both sides of the Illinois River at Starved Rock Lodge, Starved Rock Visitor Center, and at the Illinois Waterway Visitors Center (lock and dam site). There are children's activities and educational exhibits  and programs throughout the weekend in all locations. Ottawa area.

February 7, 2015
The Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve
9am - 3pm
In addition to activities at nearby Dickson Mounds Museum, TNC Emiquon Preserve will have spotting scopes for eagle and bird viewing; bonfire and warming station with hot cocoa; bird ID materials and TNC exhibits. Visitor use observatories will be open for winter hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. Lewistown area.

February 7, 2015
Dickson Mounds State Museum
9am - 3pm
Free-flight live raptor shows by the World Bird Sanctuary (tickets are free, but must be secured prior to show due to limited seating) at 11am and 1pm; kids and science activities will be offered throughout the day. Lewistown area.

February 7, 2015
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour
9am - 3pm
Enjoy winter wildlife on the 9-mile auto tour drive around Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge's South Pool. Havana area.

February 21, 2015
Bald Eagle Day in Henry
7am - 12:30pm
Beginning with a pancake breakfast, a morning of eagle activities will include use of spotting scopes at Waterworks Park; Bald Eagle and Wildlife Photo Exhibit and face painting for the kids. Wildlife Prairie Park's live presentation of "Birds of Prey" will be held at 11:15.

Visit  Illinois River for other events and happenings along 
the Illinois River Road

There are lots of other great places to stop and glimpse Bald Eagles along the Illinois River Road!

Just to name 
a few!

Now the Journey is Part of the Destination...Enjoy the Drive!