EAGLES IN ALTON
Just 25 miles north of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, Alton, Ill., has become a winter home to the eagles. Before dawn breaks on the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, the eagles begin to soar over the Mississippi River. From late December through mid-February, all around Alton is all about eagles with guided eagle watching tours and events offered every weekend and during the week.
For more information on eagle watching or to receive a FREE Eagle Watcher's Guide, please contact the Alton Visitor's Center at (800) ALTON-IL or click here to request a guide.
In order to celebrate their return, the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau will be kicking off the season with the Alton-Audubon Eagle Festival on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Audubon Center at Riverlands as well as in Downtown Alton. The festival will celebrate the start of the eagle watching season with eagle activities, an Ice Block Party, an eagle greet and meet and more.
Join us for eagle watching adventures and become an "Official Alton Eagle Watcher". Visit us to receive your eagle watcher's card. Then, come back to see us throughout the season as the eagle counts continue to grow. As you visit eagle watching hot spots, a Visitor Center representative will initial your card. Fill up your card and return it to the Alton Visitor Center to receive a free eagle T-shirt.