Eagle watching will 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. The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau may be considered one of the hot spots, as the World Bird Sanctuary will have a live eagle there five times to start the new year.
CVB spokesman Jong Cambron says the birds will be there every Saturday in January from 10am – 2pm.
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There will also be special events at the Confluence Tower in Hartford, the Audubon Center in West Alton, and Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton over the course of the next few months. 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. For more information, go to www.visitalton.com