If you are interested in watching some eagles in Missouri, then January and February are the best times of the year to do so. It is this time of the year when hundreds of these mighty, yet graceful, American Bald eagles come to the rivers of Missouri , as well as the mighty Mississippi, to feast on the fish and roost in the tall trees along the banks. There are several places in Missouri that offer a number of excellent viewing sites. To begin, The Confluence is a two hundred square mile conservation, tradition and recreation corridor along the two rivers. This is just one of the amazing places one could watch these intriguing birds.
The old Chain of Rocks Bridge has become quite the tourist attraction. This bridge has become a pedestrian and bicycling only bridge. This bridge is open daily from a half hour before sunrise and one half hour before sunset and is free. This bridge can offer a beautiful scene of many eagles in flight along the banks as well as above the river. You can join a special education class on January 14th and 15th that starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be plenty of experts on hand to answer any questions you want to ask. There will also be special scopes set up for visitors, so come join the fun.
The Missouri sanctuary’s River Project office is a sheltered and indoor location. This location offers the visitors the pleasure of viewing eagles as well as other river creatures. This office is open until February 5th everyday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you want to learn everything there is to know about eagles and other wild birds then you must visit the World Bird Sanctuary. This is one of the largest facilities to offer the conservation of this feathered friend. The World Bird Sanctuary is located twenty miles from downtown St. Louis off of the interstate 44, and is free of charge. This Sanctuary offers a lot of special events and some programs to teach about these great birds. They have many displays of many birds, small woodland creatures as well as many reptiles. They even have trails for bird watchers to take with feeding stations to observe many different species.
At the Forest Park visitors center you can pick up a free backpack filled with lots of bird information as well as guides and binoculars to help you discover the feathered friends living in the park. As you can see there are several places to go in Missouri to watch eagles and enjoy their beauty. These are just a few to mention and all offer a lot of information for any avid bird or eagle watcher.