Eagle Watching Events 2024 FB

Catch a glimpse of the majestic American bald eagles that represent our country’s spirit, freedom and strength in Illinois this winter season!

More than 3,100 wintering bald eagles call Illinois home during the coldest months of the year, which is more than any other state outside of Alaska. Bald eagle watching in Illinois is a tradition for many people across the state. This year, Illinois Eagle Day is celebrated Saturday Jan. 27, but eagle watching events occur all winter long.

Here are two eagle watching events to check out in January:

Rock Island Clock Tower Eagle Watch
Eagle watching from the Clock Tower building on the Rock Island Arsenal is the perfect opportunity to view bald eagles in their natural habitat along the Mississippi River. Eagle watching will be available Saturday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Starved Rock Eagle Watch Weekend
Visit Starved Rock State Park Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to learn more about bald eagles, experience the breath-taking sights of the park and witness bald eagles in the wild. Activities will be taking place at various locations across the Starved Rock area.

For more winter eagle watching events, visit the state website.

Happy watching!