Bird Watching/Wildlife Viewing

The Mississippi Flyway is a major migration route for birds that extends along the Mississippi River's watershed. According to the Audubon Society, half of North America's bird species and about 40 percent of its waterfowl spend at least part of their lives along the Flyway. Recreation areas along the byway also offer the chance to view the local wildlife including deer, and other small mammals. Whether you're out to see Bald Eagles in the winter or Pelicans in the spring, or the vast amount of other birds and mammals that call the area home, the byway offers bird and wildlife enthusiasts of all ages the chance see them up close in their natural habitat.

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Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau


147 East Reusch Road
Elizabeth, IL 61028
815-858-9100


Located five miles west of Elizabeth on U.S. Highway 20
Elizabeth, IL 61028
815-745-3302


102 Jefferson Street
Galena, IL 61036
815-858-9100


870 South Pilot Knob Road
Galena, IL 61036
815-858-9100


8700 West Chestnut Road
Galena, IL 61036
800-397-1320


1683 North Cross Road
Galena, IL 61036
815-858-9100


2641 South Blackjack Road
Galena, IL 61036
815-745-3302


5720 South River Road
Hanover, IL 61041
800-645-0248


8995 South Hanover Hill Road
Hanover, IL 61041
815-745-3302


South Whitton Road
Hanover, IL 61041
815-745-3302


4573 South Blackjack Road
Hanover, IL 61041
815-745-3302


11039 South Airhart Road
Hanover, IL 61041
815.745.3302


9642 Illinois Route 84 South
Hanover, IL 61041
815-858-9100


3334 South Willow Road
Stockton, IL 61085
815-745-3302



Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau


18750 Lake Road
Morrison, IL 61270
815-772-4708


16327A Illinois Route 84
Savanna, IL
815-273-2731


7071 Riverview Road
Thomson, IL 61285
815-273-2732



Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau


1510 46th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-788-0177



Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau


R.R. 1 (3 miles east of Augusta, north of Route 101)
Augusta, IL 62331
217-392-2345


938 East 3003rd Lane
Clayton, IL 62324
217-894-6205


Montebello Eagle Site



1 mile south of Kampsville, off of Illinois Route 100; take Crawford Creek Road west about 1/2 mile to MHP
Kampsville, IL 62053
618-653-4687


Illinois Highway 96, Durphy Street
Nauvoo, IL 62354
217-453-2512


Front & Hampshire Streets
Quincy, IL 62301
800-978-4748



Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau


10815 Lockhaven Road
Godfrey, IL 62035
618-467-2265


2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL 62035
618-466-9930


17836 Highway 100 North
Grafton, IL 62037
618-376-3303


13112 Visitor Center Lane
Grafton, IL 62037
618-786-3323


Hartford to Grafton
Hartford, IL 62048
618-465-6676


R.R. 1, Box 130
Kampsville, IL 62053
618-653-4687


301 Riverlands Way
West Alton, MO 63386
636-899-0090



The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth


10981 Conservation Road
Baldwin, IL 62217
618-785-2555


4301 South Lake Drive
Chester, IL 62233
618-826-2706


4301 South Lakeside Drive
Chester, IL 62233
618-826-2706


1591 Tower Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025
618-692-7578


Rentchler Road off of Highway 177
Freeburg, IL 62243
618-462-1181


Old Chain Of Rocks Bridge
618-451-4838


4800 Lock and Dam Road
Modoc, IL 62261
618-284-7160



Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau


Marberry Arboretum
Pleasant Hill Road & South Wall Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-457-4722


Campus Drive, Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-453-1277


Shawnee National Forest, Illinois Route 3
Grand Tower, IL 62942
800-526-1500


Shawnee National Forest, Route 3
Grand Tower, IL 62942
800-526-1500


50 Highway 145 South
Harrisburg, IL 62946
618-253-7114


2755 Refuge Road
Jonesboro, IL 62952
618-833-5175


Just east of Illinois Route 3
Miller City, IL 62962
618-776-5689




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