Schedule of Eagle Viewing Programs

Winter 2011 - 2012

All programs begin at 8:30 am at  Pere Marquette State Park's Visitor Center

Reservations are required and begin November 15th
call 618-786-3323

  • Monday, December 19
  • Tuesday, December 20
  • Tuesday, January 3
  • Monday, January 9
  • Tuesday, January 10
  • Wednesday, January 11
  • Saturday, January 14
  • Sunday, January 15
  • Tuesday, January 24
  • Wednesday, January 25
  • Saturday, January 28
  • Sunday, January 29
  • Monday, January 30

  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Saturday, February 4
  • Sunday, February 5
  • Wednesday, February 8
  • Tuesday, February 21
  • Wednesday, February 22
  • Saturday, February 25
  • Sunday, February 26
  • Tuesday, February 28
  • Wednesday, February 29

  • Tuesday, March 6

Pere  Marquette  Bald  Eagle  Days

Bald Eagle in Tree

Have you ever seen our national bird, the bald eagle?  Soaring on a 6 to 7 1/2 foot wing span, these birds are magnificent!  It is not necessary to travel all the way to Canada to see these fabulous creatures.  Pere Marquette State Park is fortunate to play host to these seasonal visitors.  Eagles may be spotted in the tree tops along the Illinois River in the months of December, January, February and March.

Eagle Watching Programs 

Visitor Center Front View

Scott Isringhausen, site interpreter at Pere Marquette State Park, will be presenting informative programs about bald eagles this winter.  Visitors will learn to distinguish between immature and mature bald eagles, what eagles eat, why they spend winter months in the area, and much more.  All programs will begin at the park’s visitor center at 8:30 A.M.  (Reservations Required.)  There will be a short video presentation followed by an observational drive to view the wintering bald eagles.  Please be sure to dress warmly, have a full tank of gas and bring binoculars! 


For More Information ... 


... about Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Days, or to make reservations please call the Visitors Center at (618) 786-3323.


... about overnight accommodations or dining at Pere Marquette Lodge, please contact the lodge at (618) 786-2331


... about Pere Marquette State Park, write 13112 Visitor Center Lane, Grafton, Illinois, 62037  or call  (618)786-3323