Bird lovers can take their bird-spotting hobby to the next level in 2021. The experience will require a short drive to McHenry, Algonquin, and Carpentersville and will only cost whatever you burn in gas. Yes, this is a free event so clear your calendar for an hour starting at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

You don't have to go to all three locations but experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and McHenry County Audubon will be waiting for you along the Fox River in Illinois at three different locations, McHenry Dam, Algonquin Dam, Carpentersville Dam. These experts will be on hand to help you search for eagles and provide scopes and binoculars available for use. There will also be guided activities for kids of all ages. Just an FYI, children 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Again, this is a free event, and registration is not required. You can find more information about the event (including a map) here.

After the conclusion of the event, there will be an online presentation (Back from the Brink) featuring eagles and osprey.

JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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