In January 2013, Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge — a collaborative program between Trailnet, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources -- was limited to three weekdays to provide 1,200 underserved 5th grade students with high quality, experiential outdoor educational programming.
The public weekend Eagle Days program will not occur in 2013 due to decreases in event funding from sponsors and donors.
The Chain of Rocks Bridge is an optimal environment from which to observe eagles soaring, diving, feeding, and nesting. An early morning eagle watcher at the bridge recently reported seeing seven eagles and one peregrine falcon on or near the Bridge, as well as water fowl. The public is encouraged to enter from either the Missouri or the Illinois side of the bridge and enjoy the views during daylight hours from this historic bicycle and pedestrian crossing of the Mississippi River.
You can also discover nature at planned Eagle Days programs across the region or enjoy eagle-viewing on your own. Eagle Days events include live captive-eagle programs, exhibits, activities, videos and guides with spotting scopes. For a list of eagle watching events and opportunities across the bi-state region go to http://www.mdc.mo.gov/events/eagledays or http://www.greatriverroad.com/eagles/eagleevents.htm
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