Each year, the American Bald Eagle flocks to Starved Rock to feed on fish at the Lock and Dam. Illinois is second only to Alaska for eagle watching! Join the thousands of people that are grabbing their binoculars every winter and head out to Starved Rock to see this majestic raptor! This past year, 56 eagles were spotted on the Annual Eagle Watch Weekend. Eagles winter at Starved Rock from mid December through the end of February, and sometimes early March (weather depending). Eagles can be seen perched in trees along the Illinois River, on Dee Bennett Road and near the boat launch at Starved Rock State Park. Eagle Watch Weekend takes place every January at Starved Rock Lodge and at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center.
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