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Eagle Watch

Event information

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

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An eagle perched atop a post with a fish under its claw. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

As the rivers freeze over, bald eagles head to the open waters around Four Rivers. Join us as we celebrate these exceptional birds of prey with guided hikes, live bird presentations, Talon Talks, family activities and more! Ongoing activities will include family crafts, an Eagle Eye Scavenger Hunt and food from Lil’ Deb’s Mobile Eats.

Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center presentations

  • 11 a.m.: Live bird presentation (45 minutes)
  • 12:30 p.m.: Meet and greet (20 minutes)
  • 1:30 p.m.: Live bird presentation (45 minutes)

Guided hikes (40 minutes)

  • 11:50 a.m.
  • 12:55 p.m.
  • 2:20 p.m.

Talon Talks (15 minutes)

  • Noon: Eagles of the World
  • 2:30 p.m.: Eagle Eyes and Other Awesome Adaptations

Eagle Watch is supported by funding from Alliance Pipeline, a joint venture of Enbridge and Pembina, and through the assistance of The Nature Foundation of Will County.

Event requirements

No registration required.

This is an inclusive program, welcoming of individuals of all abilities. Please use caution as snow and ice may be present on the trails and parking lots.

Four Rivers is an accessible facility. The hikes will be up to 0.5 mile on a paved trail. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.