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This nesting location is located across from the Melvin Price Locks and Dam in East Alton, IL. The nest is safely and clearly viewable from the pedestrian path along the Mississippi River embankment. You can get more information on the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway and the annual eagle migration through “Visit Alton” at:
Here are a few Eagle viewing tips for you. Bring your best pair of binoculars as we’ve captured these shots with large telephoto lens and the Eagle tend to sit in the tree line across the Mississippi River. Eagles are most actively hunting during the morning hours shortly after sunrise til 11am and the nest again becomes very active during the late afternoon hours before leading up to sunset, and lastly dress warm; wear two layers of everything.