Eagle watching will continue to draw thousands of people to the Riverbend over the next couple of months to see what is normally a huge number of the majestic birds nesting in our area. A series of meet and greets continue around the area over the next several months, and there is a relatively new event on the horizon to unofficially kick of the season today.
The Audubon Center at Riverlands will host the Alton Eagle Festival from 10am-2pm today with companion events running at the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau, according to the CVB's Brett Stawar.
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The CVB has recently published a new eagle-watching guide, touting the Riverbend's great location for eagle watching, with the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers.
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