2016 WINTER EAGLE WATCHING
 
 
Annual Eagle Day Events
Check out the many events that can get you "up close and personal" with American Bald Eagles and other birds of prey.
 

Jan. 30, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Saturday and Sunday
Starved Rock State Park, 2668 E. 875th Rd. , Oglesby, IL 61348
Attend the Illinois Audubon Society's annual Eagle Watch Weekend at Starved Rock State Park. See bald eagles and other raptors up close (LIVE BIRDS!) at the Raptor Awareness Presentation held in the Starved Rock Room. There will also be exhibits in the Great Hall. Take the Starved Rock Trolley or drive on over to the Illinois Waterway Visitor's Center for more activities....Free. Phone: (815) 667-4726

Feb. 6, 2016 - Feb. 6, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge , North Buzzville Road (1950 East Road) , Havana , IL 62644
River levels pending - enjoy an 8 mile auto tour around the south pool of Lake Chautauqua. The refugee headquarters will also be open. Both sites are accessible via Buzzville Road located northeast of Havana. ...Free. Phone: (309) 535-2290
There are lots of other great places to stop and glimpse Bald Eagles along the Illinois River Road!
 
 
 
 
Lake  DePue
 
 
 
 
Just to name 
a few!
 
Feb. 6, 2016 - Feb. 6, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve Visitor Use Observatories, (Rt 78/97, Fulton County), Lewistown, IL 61542
The Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve Visitor Use Observatories will be open for eagle/bird watching. Hiking and cross-country skiing will be permitted, weather permitting. Hot cocoa, a warming station, and visitor information will be available. Experience the beauty of Emiquon! ...Free. Phone: (309) 547-2730
 
Feb. 6, 2016 - Feb. 6, 2016, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Havana Nature Center - North Riverfront Park, 416 1/2 North Schrader St. , Havana , IL 62644
Swing on over to the Havana Nature Center for kids activities, bird watching, and to eat! The Emiquon Audubon Society will provide scopes to bird watch and the Fulton and Mason County Arts Councils will provide food for purchase. ...Free. Phone: (309) 547-2730
 
Feb. 6, 2016 - Feb. 6, 2016, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
New Central Gymnasium, 127 E. Jefferson St. , Havana, IL 62644
See bald eagles and other raptors up close by attending a live birds of prey shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.Learn about these majestic birds by talking with birding experts and viewing interpretive displays and exhibits, including the Illinois Natural History Survey's Traveling Science Center. Bring the whole family and get your picture taken with Emi - the Eagle Day mascot. ...Free. Phone: (309) 547-2730
 
Feb. 6, 2016 - Feb. 6, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lewistown Visitor's Center, 222 South Main St. , Lewistown, IL 61542
Wildlife Prairie Park will present Birds of Prey- a live exhibit with eagles, hawks, and owls from 1 - 4 p.m. ...Free. Phone: (309) 547-2730
 
Feb. 6, 2016 - Feb. 6, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Therkildsen Field Station, 11316 North Prairie Rd. , Lewistown, IL 61542
Therkildsen Field Station will provide microscope viewing stations for eagle/bird watching. Activities and parking will be in the boat launch parking area located directly off State Route 78/97....Free. Phone: (309) 547-2730
 
10th Annual Bald Eagle Celebration - Chillicothe 
Feb. 13, 2016 - Feb. 13, 2016, 7:30 am-11:00 am
Shore Acres Clubhouse, 100 Park Blvd., Chillicothe, IL 61523 
The Chillicothe Rotary and Lions Clubs have announced several activities planned for the 10th Annual Bald Eagle Celebration in Chillicothe on Saturday, February 13th at the Shore Acres Park Clubhouse.
Activities include an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast ($7 Adult & $3 Child), a live Birds of Prey exhibit, eagle sculptures, and the opportunity to talk with author and photographer David Zalaznik, and other exhibits....Free. Phone: (309) 579-2860
 
Jan. 26, 2016 - Feb. 29, 2016, 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Starved Rock State Park, 2668 East 873 Road , Oglesby, IL 61348
Trolley tours begin at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Starved Rock Lodge. Those starting at 9 a.m. end with lunch and those starting at 11 a.m. start with lunch. The tour includes an eagle presentation at the Illinois Waterway Visitor's Center across the Illinois River from the park. Wear warm clothes and bring your binoculars. Book your tickets online. ...Adult $25 (Weekday) $32 (Weekend) Children 10 & under $20 (Weekday) Children $27 (Weekend). Phone: (815) 220-7386
 
Bald Eagle Days - Henry
Feb. 21, 2016 - Feb. 21, 2016, 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Henry American Legion Hall, 303 Main St. , Henry , IL 61537
See live Birds of Prey presented by Wildlife Prairie Park. There will also be kid's activities including face painting and coloring. Spotting scopes will be available at Waterworks Park and there will be a bald eagle and wildlife photo exhibit at the legion. ...Free. Phone: (309) 364-2801

Visit  Illinois River Road.org/events.cfm for other events and happenings along 
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