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, please call the Alton Visitor Center at (800) 258-6645. Download a FREE Eagle Watcher's Guide or click here to request a visitor 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. 3, 2015, 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.
Find about the latest eagle counts here. You can also become an "Official Meeting of the Great Rivers Eagle Watcher" and earn a free T-shirt.
Don't forget to download our Eagle Watcher's App to have the latest eagle information all on your smartphone or tablet!