February 10, 2024, 9:00am
Eagle Days at Audubon Center 2024
Few words can describe the thrill of seeing America’s national symbol soaring through the air in the wild, or close enough to touch. And winter is the ideal time to view bald eagles at the Audubon Center!
The metro area’s premier celebration of bald eagles is back for 2024! Eagle Days returns to the St. Louis area on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Previously held at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, the Eagle Days event is now at the Audubon Center at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton.
The Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Rivers Project. The 3,700-acre sanctuary sits on the banks of the Mississippi near its confluence with the Missouri River. It’s an outstanding convergence point for bald eagles during the winter, and many other exciting waterfowl species too. This popular annual festival offers the chance to discover a close connection with the bald eagle.
Participants can view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers at the event during guided hikes along the river. Live “All about Eagles” programs will be presented every 30 minutes by experts from the World Bird Sanctuary. Visitors can see a live bald eagle up close as they learn the fascinating story behind these amazing raptors.
An annual favorite for visitors is to hop inside the life size bald eagle nest replica for one-of-a-kind selfies or pose as an eagle in the giant eagle wingspan banner. Partner organizations will feature staffed educational tables for participants to interact with and learn from. Food trucks will also be on hand to offer food for sale.
* Visitors are encouraged to dress warmly, wear comfortable shoes for walking, and leave their pets at home.
* Registration required for event! Register HERE!