Raptor Presentation Rescheduled for
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Seats are all filled, but you can be put on a waiting list.

The raptor presentation that was scheduled on our In Search of Eagles day was cancelled due to the weather.  It has now been rescheduled.

The seats have all been reserved, but you can go to the McHenry County Conservation District to put your name on a waiting list in case of seat cancellations:


Saturday, January 20, 2024
8:00 AM – 9 AM
•McHenry & Alogonquin Dam & Carpentersville Dam
• Williams Bay, on Geneva Lake

NOTE:  Raptor Presentation at Prairieview Cancelled due to Weather

Visit any or all of the sites to help us search for eagles.  Representatives from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, and McHenry County Audubon will be on hand to help you search.

Scopes and binoculars will be available for use at each location.  There will be guided activities for families and children.

See below for map links.

Eagles of Illinois Presentation
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 
January 20 cancelled due to weather: watch for re-schedule in February

This FREE presentation fills up fast, so reserve your seats now! Register on the McHenry County Conservation website. REGISTRATION LINK

Prairieview Education Center
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People have been inspired by eagles for centuries. See the power and beauty of these magnificent birds of prey and meet a Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle in person. You will also see other birds of prey, and hear about them.

Presented by the Illinois Raptor Center and sponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Location of viewing sites:  Watch for the Hackmatack NWR signs and volunteers with scopes!

Stratton Dam
Google Maps


Carpenter Dam
Google Maps


Algonquin Dam
Google Maps


Williams Bay
Boat Launch
Google Maps


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