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Annual Nature Activity
Bald Eagle Days

Grafton, Illinois

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December, 2018 - March 2019


Location: 13112 Visitor Center Lane, Off IL-100 (the Great River Road), Grafton, IL 62037

2018 - 2019 Dates

December Dates
Friday, December 28, 2018

January Dates
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019

February Dates
Friday, February 1, 2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019,
Friday, February 8, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019

March Dates
Monday, March 4, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019

Times: 8:30 am

Description: Every winter Pere Marquette State Park and the surrounding area plays host to to our national bird, the Bald Eagle. A Park Site Interpretive Program Coordinator will be presenting informative programs about these magnificent creatures. Visitors will learn to distinguish between immature and mature eagles, what they eat, why they winter in the area and more. Each program begins at 8:30 am at the Park’s Visitor Center. There will be a lecture and a short video presentation followed by an observational drive. Be sure to dress warmly and have a full tank of gas. Binoculars are highly recommended but not essential as the Park brings along a spotting scope. These programs are very popular and reservations are required, which can be made by calling 618-786-3323 ext 1. If you are among the first to sign up for any given day, you have the option of riding in the Park’s van with the staff. Bald Eagle's aren't the only birds to be seen on these trips. Participants might spot the Great Blue Heron, Canadian Geese, Wild Turkeys and the Pileated Woodpecker, making this a recommended trip for birders.

Reservations begin November 15th.

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For more information call 618-786-3323 ext 1.

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