The Eagle Days Festival is a unique opportunity for families to watch eagles fishing, riding ice floes, soaring overhead and roosting in nearby trees.
Visitors can view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers throughout the day. An educational program will be presented by the World Bird Sanctuary, featuring a live eagle, every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Warming tents will be available. You can also participate in a hands-on exhibit of local birds presented by St. Louis Audubon, see a full-size replica of an eagle's nest, and take part in children's art activities in the warming tent.
On the Missouri side of the bridge, reenactors from the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles will demonstrate how Lewis and Clark and their crew lived, cooked and traveled during their historic voyage more than 200 years ago. The Illinois side will feature reenactors from the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site.
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Both paid and free parking will be available. At the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. Visitors should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Eagle viewing occurs at the center of the bridge, which is a half-mile walk from each bridge entrance. Pets are not allowed.
Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation. More information: www.mdc.mo.gov