This popular annual event offers visitors a splendid chance to see bald eagles in their natural habitat!
The metro area’s premier celebration of bald eagles returns for 2024 to the Audubon Center at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton.
The 2024 Eagle Days celebration will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 9am-3pm.
Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers. The World Bird Sanctuary will be providing live Bald Eagle programs and chances to see Bald Eagles up close throughout the day. Visitors can learn the fascinating story behind these amazing raptors with the additional opportunity of two Eagle Meet and Greet events at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. where participants can see a Bald Eagle up close and get a photo taken with World Bird Sanctuary naturalists and their bald eagle companions.
Eagle presentation: 9:15, 10:00, 11:30, 12:15, 1:45, 2:30
Eagle meet and greet: 10:45, 1:00
An annual favorite for visitors is to hop inside the life size bald eagle nest replica for one-of-a-kind selfies or pose as an eagle in the giant eagle wingspan banner. Partner organizations will feature staffed educational tables for participants to interact with and learn from. Dam-it Joe's will also be on site to offer barbeque for sale.
Visitors are encouraged to dress warmly, wear comfortable shoes for walking, and leave their pets at home.
Eagle Days is made possible through a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Great Rivers Greenway, the St. Louis Audubon Center, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
For more information go to EagleDays.org.