Watch bald eagles in their natural winter habitat here in Illinois

Every winter, Illinois presents visitors with the opportunity to see more than 3,100 bald eagles in their natural habitat - more wintering American bald eagles, in fact, than in any other state outside Alaska. The first eagles of the season are spotted in Illinois in December and remain in residence until they migrate back north in March, with January and February the optimal time for visitors to see eagles.

To accommodate visitors who want to take advantage of the opportunity to experience the bald eagles' majesty and glory, towns and parks across much of the state will host specially planned eagle observation programs and exhibits throughout the prime-viewing season. For anyone interested in American history, bird-watching and the environment, bald eagle season in Illinois is a not-to-be-missed opportunity.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is pleased to highlight a number of eagle-watching locations and events planned for this winter:

Carlyle Lake Eagle Watch
January 28 (9:00-1:00)
  • Case-Halstead Library
  • The World Bird Sanctuary will present a Bald Eagle demonstration at 10:00 & 12:00
  • Eagle viewing from Carlyle Lake Main Dam, bring binoculars & dress accordingly for the weather.
  • For more information;, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project Office (618) 594-2484 or email

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