It’s that time of year again, as the first of the eagles begin to migrate south and nest in the Riverbend for the winter.  The birds are scavengers, so when the ground is covered by ice and snow to the north, the eagles typically follow the various waterways south to find a meal.

That means this area usually has hundreds of the majestic birds calling the Riverbend home over the next few months.  Alton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau President Brett Stawar tells The Big Z he is seeing the first signs of the winter migration.

Click here for Stawar's commens

There are eagle-watching events at numerous sites throughout the winter.  For more information, call 465-6676, or click on


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