Eagle watching has drawn thousands of people to the Riverbend over the last 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 says it was another good year, but the head of the bureau says Eagle watching season is officially over.

The CVB's Brett Stawar tells The Big Z they have been replaced in the Riverbend with another bevy of birds.

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Looking back on the Eagle watching season, he says the totals from the major locations showed 36,000 people attend the programs that were held, resulting in an economic impact of about $2 ½- million.

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