Birdwatching

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Birding is popular because it’s easy to get started, and it offers increasingly greater rewards the more you learn. It’s also an inexpensive hobby — a field guide and pair of binoculars are all you need.

Read on for tips on how to get started identifying Missouri's birds around your home or out in the field. This section provides information on:

  • Birdwatching tools
  • Identifying birds
  • Bird behavior and habitats
  • Great places to watch birds in Missouri
  • MDC bird-related events
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Learn about binoculars and field guides as well as birding apps and other helpful tools.

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Learn key features that will help you tell bird species apart.

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Upload and store your bird sightings in this online database and view sightings of other birders around the world. 

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The Great Missouri Birding Trail was created to show birders the best places to find birds around the state. 

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Birding Events

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Date: Friday, December 16, 2022 8:00 am - Sunday, February 5, 2023 6:00 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Calling all birders and nature lovers! Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is participating in Audubon Center at Riverlands’ 3rd Annual Bows for Birds Scavenger Hunt. Between December 10th and February 5th, head to Powder Valley to participate in the scavenger hunt and find the mystery bird posted on a tree off one of our three paved trails. Powder Valley is one of twelve participating locations across the St. Louis region. Visit at least seven sites and fill out the submission form to be entered into a raffle for some awesome prizes! Make sure to head to Audubon Center at Riverlands’ website https://riverlands.audubon.org/programs/bows-birds for the Bows for Birds 2023 Packet that contains more information about the scavenger hunt including the submission form, locations/clues, and prizes!
Registration period: January 11 - February 3
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Winter is a great time to enjoy some of Missouri’s largest birds. Ellis Island, located beside the Mississippi River at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, is where one might view these birds and many more. Bring your binoculars and curiosity along on a hike around Ellis Island as we observe the wildlife and learn about the biology and life history of Bald Eagles, Trumpeter Swans, and Greater White-fronted Geese. Meet at the parking lot on the west end of Ellis Island. Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is located East of Hwy 67 in West Alton, Missouri 63386.
Registration period: January 4 - February 3
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 4:30 pm - Saturday, February 4, 2023 6:00 pm
Location: Shawnee Trail Conservation Area
Winter in Missouri means short-eared owls may be seen flying low over native grasslands in search of mice, rabbits, and other small mammals. Join us to discover more about these uncommon winter residents. Bring the family, dress for the weather, and meet us at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area for this easy-rated hike.
Registration period: December 16 - February 9
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:00 pm - Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:00 pm
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
With sightings of eagles on the rise in the Ozarks, Twin Pines is hosting an evening program to showcase these magnificent birds. The Dickerson Park Zoo will be bringing a Bald and Golden Eagle to give attendees an up-close look, answer questions, and provide fun facts. This program is for all ages and reservations are required. Space is limited, so register soon.
Registration period: February 1 - February 10
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023 1:00 pm - Friday, February 10, 2023 4:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures captivate us with their power and grace. Discover where to find these common Missouri raptors and how to identify them. After the classroom portion of the program, we will venture to the outskirts of Jefferson City to try and catch a glimpse of these spectacular birds. Runge will provide round-trip transportation and binoculars (or feel free to bring your own). Be sure to dress for the weather. Registration required. Ages 13+
Registration period: January 4 - February 10
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023 6:30 pm - Friday, February 10, 2023 8:00 pm
Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area
Nesting season comes early for owls and they’re already hooting in anticipation. Join us to learn about the five senses of owls and take a short walk or prowl to listen for Missouri owls.
Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 am
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: February 1 - February 11
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Missouri's Eastern Bluebirds are making a comeback and it's due in large part to caring citizens creating suitable nesting cavities called bird boxes. Learn about this beautiful bird and build your own bluebird box to place at your home. All materials are provided. Dress for the weather as this program will be outdoors. Registration required (all participants MUST register). All ages invited.
Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: January 25 - February 16
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023 6:30 pm - Thursday, February 16, 2023 7:30 pm
Location: Online only

Join us as we discuss how to identify common winter birds in Missouri such as woodpeckers and sparrows, as well as rare winter birds such as the snowy owl, red breasted nuthatch, and pine siskin! We will finish up the presentation by discussing the Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science opportunity to report the birds in your backyard.

**This is a beginner's guide to backyard/winter birding in Missouri, but everyone is welcome to attend.

This is a virtual event. You will get an invite to the Webex Event 24 hours prior to the event, as well as by 5pm the day of the event.
Registration period: January 11 - February 17
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023 6:00 pm - Friday, February 17, 2023 7:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Nesting season comes early for owls and they're already hooting in anticipation. The trails will be open and patrolled from 6-9 pm, so bring a flashlight and a walking partner because you're on your own. Dickerson Park Zoo docents will offer indoor programs at 6 and 7 pm. All ages.
Registration period: January 11 - February 16
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023 6:00 pm - Friday, February 17, 2023 7:00 pm
Location: Online only

Hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures are some of Missouri's most specialized birds-of-prey called raptors. Find out why it is so important we protect these super effective hunters. Join us as we identify common raptors of Missouri and learn about their incredible adaptations.

This program is virtual.
Registration period: January 11 - February 17
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023 7:00 pm - Friday, February 17, 2023 8:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Nesting season comes early for owls and they're already hooting in anticipation. The trails will be open and patrolled from 6-9 pm, so bring a flashlight and a walking partner because you're on your own. Dickerson Park Zoo docents will offer indoor programs at 6 and 7 pm. All ages.
Registration period: February 1 - February 18
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:00 am - Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify birds commonly found in your backyard? Join us as we prepare you to become citizen-scientists during the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 17-20). Binoculars and field guides will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Learn more about this citizen-science project at www.birdcount.org. Dress for the weather. Registration required. Ages 7+
Registration period: December 19 - February 18
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 10+) Missourians welcome the energetic and exuberant wren each spring. This small summer resident is a common backyard bird and will utilize abandoned woodpecker holes, bird boxes and other cavities for its habitat. Building your own wren box is a rewarding nature experience and the perfect thing to do on a winter day. Make plans to reserve your spot to learn about wrens and build you own nesting box. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 19 - February 18
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 12:30 pm - Saturday, February 18, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 10+) Missourians welcome the energetic and exuberant wren each spring. This small summer resident is a common backyard bird and will utilize abandoned woodpecker holes, bird boxes and other cavities for its habitat. Building your own wren box is a rewarding nature experience and the perfect thing to do on a winter day. Make plans to reserve your spot to learn about wrens and build you own nesting box. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: January 4 - February 17
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 1:00 pm - Saturday, February 18, 2023 2:30 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Now is the time to welcome our state bird to begin nesting. Bring your family to learn more about being landlords for this beautiful bird and to put together your own bluebird nesting box (one box per family). Each family must make their own reservation. Bring an electric screwdriver or drill with a Phillips head drill bit if you have one. Note: bluebirds typically nest in urban or rural areas that are not heavily wooded.
Registration period: December 16 - February 18
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 2:00 pm - Saturday, February 18, 2023 4:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Celebrate our state bird by providing it with a place to raise its young. Delve into the natural history of these birds as we reveal what it takes to be a responsible bluebird landlord. Each family will get to build and take home a bluebird house. Please register ONE member of your group. Participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration period: December 16 - February 23
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023 10:00 am - Thursday, February 23, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Online only

Celebrate our state bird by providing it with a place to raise its young. Delve into the natural history of these birds as we reveal what it takes to be a responsible bluebird landlord. This class is best suited for those 12 years of age and older, but open to all ages.

Please ensure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.
Registration period: January 27 - February 24
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 8:00 am - Saturday, February 25, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Wallace State Park
It is winter, but birds are still out and about finding food. Join us on a hike to see the birds in action. We will meet at the shelter house directly into the park, then proceed to the trail to start birding. Dress for the weather & bring your own binoculars, snacks, and drinks. Folks can leave anytime, if they have had enough.
Registration period: January 1 - February 24
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:30 am - Saturday, February 25, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Enrich your life by nature immersion to reduce stress, boost immunity, lower blood pressure, improve sleep and many more possible health benefits. Warm up with some coffee or tea indoors and enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds of our winter bird visitors. Then, weather permitting, join the Naturalist on an optional birding hike out on the trail.
Registration period: January 1 - February 28
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 8:00 am - Tuesday, February 28, 2023 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Trumpeter swans are the largest and one of the most beautiful birds found in Missouri. They are also one of the greatest conservation success stories in the world. In 1935, only 69 birds remained in the United States. Today there are well over 63,000 of them in North America. Join us to celebrate this magnificent comeback by observing these swans at Binder Lake in Jefferson City. *NOTE: Due to our inability to accurately predict when the swans may arrive at Binder, this is a short-notice program that can occur any day of the week. We will call participants the day before the program to give time and location at Binder. Please make sure to provide a phone number during online registration. Dress for the weather. Registration required. All ages invited.
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023 1:00 pm - Saturday, March 4, 2023 4:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Here is your chance to see some of our avian friends up close! Join us for a winter bird banding demonstration with the Missouri River Bird Observatory. Birds will be captured around the feeding stations and then banded in a location for easy viewing. Stop by anytime. All ages. No registration required.
Registration period: February 1 - March 10
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 10:30 am - Saturday, March 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required beginning February 1 (adults) Bluebirds are year-round residents in Missouri. They usually begin nesting the first half of March. Perfect timing for this project! Would you like to help increase the local bluebird population while having many hours of enjoyment watching our beautiful state bird? Register for this session and you will build a bluebird house of your own. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: February 1 - March 10
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 12:30 pm - Saturday, March 11, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required beginning February 1 (ages 10+) Bluebirds are year-round residents in Missouri. They usually begin nesting the first half of March. Perfect timing for this project! Would you like to help increase the local bluebird population while having many hours of enjoyment watching our beautiful state bird? Register for this session and you will build a bluebird house of your own. You must register all adults and children. Children under the age of 10 will not be admitted in the room for safety reasons. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: February 1 - March 17
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, March 18, 2023 1:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Spring is here, and the toms are strutting. That can only mean one thing! Spring turkey season is here! Through the generations, Missourians have enjoyed pursuing these large elusive birds. Join us as we explore the basics of turkey hunting, including calling, scouting, locations, equipment, techniques and more. Ages 9-15 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Registration period: January 24 - April 29
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023 7:00 am - Saturday, April 29, 2023 8:30 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

A practical, hands-on follow up to Dr. Mike Taylor's presentation, Birding by Ear.

Hike with a mic through the woods to record bird songs and calls. You will need to bring a smartphone; a small number of hand-held recorders will be available for use. You’ll have the opportunity to try out different recorders as well as shotgun and parabolic microphones.

This program is part of the MO Birding Society Spring Meeting, for additional information please visit: https://mobirds.org/
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Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Find places to view eagles on your own, or join us at some of the many Eagle Days events scheduled around the state.

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Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:30 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Puxico Activity Center (FEMA Building)
We're celebrating the return of bald eagles to Mingo NWR, Duck Creek CA, and Lake Wappapello. This special event includes the indoor live bald eagle shows from our friends at the World Bird Sanctuary. Programs will be held at the Puxico Activity Center (FEMA building) at 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, and 2:00. Opportunities to view bald eagles in the wild, with the assistance of volunteers and spotting scopes, will be available at the Visitor Center at Lake Wappapello (from 8-10:00am) and 3 locations on Mingo NWR and 1 location at Duck Creek CA during event hours. Mingo Visitors Center will have presentations on the restoration project that took place on the refuge, as well as limited edition prints of the hacking towers. Limit 1 per family. All ages are welcome. No registration required, but eagle shows have a capacity of 400 people.
Registration period: January 11 - February 3
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Winter is a great time to enjoy some of Missouri’s largest birds. Ellis Island, located beside the Mississippi River at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, is where one might view these birds and many more. Bring your binoculars and curiosity along on a hike around Ellis Island as we observe the wildlife and learn about the biology and life history of Bald Eagles, Trumpeter Swans, and Greater White-fronted Geese. Meet at the parking lot on the west end of Ellis Island. Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is located East of Hwy 67 in West Alton, Missouri 63386.
Registration period: December 16 - February 9
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:00 pm - Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:00 pm
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
With sightings of eagles on the rise in the Ozarks, Twin Pines is hosting an evening program to showcase these magnificent birds. The Dickerson Park Zoo will be bringing a Bald and Golden Eagle to give attendees an up-close look, answer questions, and provide fun facts. This program is for all ages and reservations are required. Space is limited, so register soon.
Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 am
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/

Registration period: December 12 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Audubon Center at Riverlands

Did you know the Mississippi River hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of bald eagles? They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. The colder the weather, the better the chances of seeing them fish, ride ice floes, soar overhead and roost in nearby trees! Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton on February 11, 2023. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers, as well as attend a live Bald Eagle program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Please individually register every person planning to attend.

For more information visit Eagle Days - Great Rivers Greenway. https://greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/