Eagle Watchers Passport gives strategies, excursions, T-shirt

Ron DeBrock Hearst Newspapers Posted 6:01 pm CST, Monday, December 28, 2020 The free of charge


A mobile cell phone app known as an Eagle Watcher’s Passport has been created by the Terrific Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau in connection to the return of wintering eagles to the Riverbend area.

“Every winter season 1000’s of people appear to our region to see American Bald Eagles in the wild,” said Cory Jobe, President/CEO of Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau. “This passport gives them the possibility to look for eagles at their own rate and uncover the pure beauty of our location.”

The free of charge app — obtainable on the web at www.explore.riversandroutes.com — lists 10 primary eagle seeing locations in Madison, Jersey, Calhoun, Macoupin, Greene and Montgomery counties. People today pay a visit to 5 of the areas and examine in on the passport to register for a absolutely free Eagle Watcher’s T-shirt.

Video clips from just about every area, with eagle seeing guidelines and information about every single internet site, are also involved on the go. The films have been established by Pere Marquette State Park.

Passport members are requested to offer their name, e-mail handle, and mobile cellphone number. A hyperlink is then sent to their cellular phone, which opens the passport and directs the user to incorporate the button icon to their home display screen. There is nothing to obtain and no cumbersome applications to just take up space on a user’s cellphone.

The moment a move holder visits a specific location, they incorporate the PIN number readily available at that locale to “check in.” The moment 5 areas have been logged by the examine in, a variety will routinely look encouraging the consumer to indicator up for a no cost Eagle Watcher’s T-shirt. Only one shirt per participant is authorized.

“When people today occur to the location to see eagles, they are also viewing our local dining establishments and stores,” reported Jobe. “The cell go truly gives individuals the likelihood to examine the region at their leisure and enjoy a soothing keep in 1 of our wonderful lodging properties. And correct now, it is specially important that we aid our dining establishments, stores and hotels.”

Previously the tourism bureau teamed up with Bandwango, a vacation engineering system, to acquire the cell friendly passes, “Walk With Lincoln” and “Rivers, Routes & Refreshment Trail.” The free of charge “Walk With Lincoln” go supplies a historical tour of Alton highlighting Abraham Lincoln’s affect on the riverfront group. The “Rivers, Routes & Refreshment Trail” move highlights eight breweries, wineries and distilleries in the region and allows go holders who test in to four places sign up to acquire a no cost reward.

Further cellular passports are anticipated to be introduced in 2021 highlighting Route 66, heritage trails and haunted web-sites all over the area. More information and facts on the passes is obtainable on line at Investigate.RiversandRoutes.com.