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It's time for eagles to return to the Alton area


January 5, 2022

Eagles are returning to their winter homes in southwest Illinois and the region is preparing for the upcoming eagle season with a full schedule of events including a kick-off festival on Saturday, Jan. 8.

To celebrate the return of this majestic bird, the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau along with the Audubon Center at Riverlands and National Great Rivers Museum will host the annual Eagle Ice Festival, Saturday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s event has been expanded to include additional activities in downtown Alton during the afternoon. For the first time, the National G...

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