Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

1. Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Scenic Lookout · Hartford, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: View eagles in action soaring high above the confluence from viewing platforms at 50, 100 & 150 feet. Put on your eagle eyes because the vantage point is awesome.

National Great Rivers Museum is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

2. National Great Rivers Museum

Museum · 2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Eagles looking for fish can be seen soaring above the Locks & Dam. The National Great Rivers Museum offers indoor spotting scopes for viewing.

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

3. Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Scenic Lookout · Missouri

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Visit the new Riverlands Audubon Center to use indoor spotting scopes and view eagles in the Ellis Bay refuge of the sanctuary.

Alton Visitors Center & Regional CVB is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

4. Alton Visitors Center & Regional CVB

General Travel · 200 Piasa St, Alton, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: This is your Eagle Watching Headquarters. View a live bald eagle on select Saturdays in January. Pick up information on dining, loding, shopping, events and the best places to see the eagles.

5. The Nature Institute

General Entertainment · Levis Lane, Godfrey, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Hit the trails for a bluff top view of the eagles soaring over the Mississippi River.

Clifton Terrace Park is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

6. Clifton Terrace Park

Playground · Godfrey, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Just 6 miles from Alton on the scenic byway, pull off here for a safe place to view eagles on the river.

7. Elsah

Trail · Elsah, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: This a great place to pull off and rest from your eagle watching adventures and safely view eagles on the river.

Grafton Riverfront is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

8. Grafton Riverfront

Harbor / Marina · Illinois Rte. 100, Grafton, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Head down to Front St. and stretch your legs with a quick walk along the riverfront to view eagles perched in the trees and out on the river.

Brussels Ferry is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

9. Brussels Ferry

Boat or Ferry · Illinois

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Eagles are active near the Brussels Ferry, where they enjoy perching in the tall cottonwood trees lining the river banks.

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Brussels is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

10. Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Brussels

Scenic Lookout · Swan Lake - HCR 82, Box 107, Brussels, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: Ride across the Brussels Ferry into Calhoun County and follow the signs to Swan Lake. Stop at the Visitor Center to use the viewing scopes.

11. Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Grafton

Scenic Lookout · Gilbert Lake - Illinois Rte. 100, Grafton, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: One half mile upriver from the Brussels Ferry is Gilbert Lake. The trees out in the field often have eagles perched there.

Pere Marquette State Park is one of Eagle Watching Hot Spots.

Visit AltonVisit Alton: The park is a popular home to eagles, which are often seen along the Illinois River banks and spotted from various scenic lookout points within the park.

13. Hardin Riverfront

Scenic Lookout · Illinois Rte. 100 (across the Joe Page Bridge), Hardin, IL

Visit AltonVisit Alton: On IL Rte. 100, cross the Joe Page Bridge in Hardin. There are great riverfront restaurants, perfect for viewing eagles while you dine.