Great Rivers & Routes Region: Bald Eagles Flying into Illinois

The American bald eagle is a symbol of strength and is beloved by so many people. As winter approaches in Illinois, people travel to popular destinations to watch America’s magnificent national bird soar through the sky. 

Find out where you can experience bald eagle sightseeing and more here.

Here are a few facts about the bald eagle

  • They’re One of the World’s Largest Raptors
  • They Can Reach Altitudes Over 10,000 Feet
  • Their Eyesight is 8x Stronger Than Ours
  • Their Grip Strength is a Crushing 400 psi