On January 5th, 2019, the Clinton Bald Eagle Watch will hold its 35th Annual day of appreciation for the US National Bird. The Bald Eagle was chosen as the United States’ national bird because of its majestic beauty, great strength, and long life. It is also native to North America and has become quite populous in the lower 48 United States.
Hundreds of Bald Eagles visit the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge lands each year, from late fall through early spring.
The Annual Bald Eagle Watch is held throughout the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, which begins in Minnesota, and continues south, through just south of Clinton, Illinois.
The Clinton Bald Eagle Watch is dedicated to the understanding, appreciation and protection of our national symbol. It’s a fun filled day with live critters, exhibitors and food. Boy Scout Troop #117 will have food available for purchase throughout the day. This is free event and great for all ages.
A free bus shuttle will be available from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm to take participants to Lock and Dam 13 to watch eagles in their natural habitat.
Eagle Viewing at Lock and Dam 13 will go from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Hot Coffee, cocoa and treats will be in the warming house. Participants are encouraged to ride the bus, as parking is limited.