Upcoming Events

Bald Eagle Watch Logo and Dates Bald Eagle Watch

January 25-26 2020, 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Starved Rock Lodge: Birds of Prey * presented by Illinois Raptor Center

Illinois Waterway Visitor Center: Feathered Soldiers: Enemies and Allies* presented by Tammy Hanley

Starved Rock Visitor Center: The Art and History of Falconry presented by Master Falconer Rich Escutia, and Who’s Who presented by Mark Spreyer

*Admission is FREE for the entire weekend.

A ticket is required for entry into Birds of Prey and Feathered Soldiers. Free tickets for those two shows will be available on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Visit illinoisaudubon.org for more details.

Starved Rock in the Winter Winter Wilderness Hike

Winter Wilderness Hike
Saturday, January 11th
Hikes leave at 9:30 a.m. from the Visitor Center. There will be several options to choose from: 6/10 of a mile trek to Starved Rock, 1.6 mile hike to Eagle Cliff and Lovers Leap Overlooks, or a 2 mile loop to French Canyon, Wildcat Canyon, and the overlooks.
There will be a 30 minute slide presentation at the Visitor Center for those who are unable to hike the trails.
By Park Staff and Volunteer Naturalists

Live Eagle, Hawks, and Owls


Limited seating, first come first served. Doors will close when auditorium is full.


Sunday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m.

This is a “live bird of prey” program consisting of native Illinois raptors as well as numerous educational displays. Suitable program for all ages!


By Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab Education

French Explorer, LaSalle French Explorer LaSalle in the Illinois Country

Sunday, February 16th, at 1:30 p.m.

This program will cover Mark’s newest book, “Inquietus: LaSalle in the Illinois Country.” A power point presentation and discussion will examine the explorers achievements and setbacks in today’s Illinois, with special emphasis on the Starved Rock area.

By Volunteer Park Historian and Author, Mark Walczynski