Let's Take a Hike: Starved Rock (Eagle Watch Weekend)
Illinois waterways Visitors Center
950 N 27th Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Sunday, Jan 24, 10:15. Please be on time. I will email my cell phone # out Friday night.
We will start the day with Eagle Watching at Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. We will then head over to Starved Rock Visitor Center to start the hike. (The length of the Hike is to be determined. 5-10 miles) We will be hiking at a very casual pace. We will finish off the day by going to the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge for free lectures & exhibits on “Birds of Prey”.
We will meet at 10:15 Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Not Starved Rock Visitor Center. Illinois Waterway Visitor Center is located to next to Starved Rock Lock and Dam.
Don’t forget a camera and binoculars. You should bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike. You will need to wear boots. Dress in layers for the temperature.
When you RSVP: Add if you need a ride or can offer a ride.
About Eagle Watch Weekend
Location The Great Hall @ Starved Rock Lodge
Time 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
23rd & 24th Eagle Watch Weekend 9:00-5:00p.m. Hosted by the Illinois Audubon Society. Free lectures & exhibits on “Birds of Prey” at the Lodge. Eagle viewing from the Veranda, so bring your binoculars! Raptor awareness presentations at 10a.m., Noon, 2 & 4 by the World Bird Sanctuary features birds of prey including a bald eagle. Seating is limited.
Directions to Illinois Waterway Visitor Center:
Take I-55 South to I-80. Go west on I-80 for 45 miles to Exit #81 (Rt. 178 Utica). Go South and pass thru Utica to Dee Bennett Road and turn Left (East). Go approximately two miles to the Lock and Dam.