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Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette State Park

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From Tuesday, January 25, 2022
To Friday, February 04, 2022
by bdust

Have you ever seen our national bird, the bald eagle? Soaring on a 6 to 7.5 foot wing span, these birds are magnificent!

It is not necessary to travel all the way to Canada to see these fabulous creatures. Pere Marquette State Park is fortunate to play host to these seasonal visitors. Eagles may be spotted in the tree tops along the Illinois River from December through March.

Pere Marquette State Park will be presenting informative programs about bald eagles this winter! Visitors will learn to distinguish between immature and mature bald eagles, what eagles eat, why they spend winter months in the area, and much more.

Meet at 8am at the Pere Marquette State Park, 13112 Visitor Center Lane, Grafton, IL 62037.  All programs will begin at the park’s visitor center at 8:30 A.M. There will be a video presentation and program followed by an observational drive to view the overwintering bald eagles. Tours usually conclude around 4pm at the Visitor Center

WHAT TO BRING: • Dress for weather • water-proof boots are highly recommended • FULL tank of gas • Binoculars • Snacks/coffee

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, call 618-786-3323 ext. 1

Remaining Dates:

• Tuesday, January 25

• Thursday, January 27

• Friday, January 28

• Saturday, January 29

• Wednesday, February 2

• Thursday, February 3

• Friday, February 4

• Friday, February 25

• Saturday, February 26

• Thursday, March 3