Eagle Watchers Passport gives guidelines, tours, T-shirt


ALTON — A mobile telephone app termed an Eagle Watcher’s Passport has been developed by the Fantastic Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau in connection to the return of wintering eagles to the Riverbend location.

“Every winter season countless numbers of men and women appear to our area to see American Bald Eagles in the wild,” said Cory Jobe, President/CEO of Terrific Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau. “This passport gives them the opportunity to look for eagles at their very own rate and uncover the pure elegance of our region.”

The absolutely free application — readily available on-line at www.investigate.riversandroutes.com — lists 10 key eagle watching locations in Madison, Jersey, Calhoun, Macoupin, Greene and Montgomery counties. Individuals visit 5 of the destinations and look at in on the passport to register for a totally free Eagle Watcher’s T- Shirt.

Films from every single area, with eagle watching tips and details about each web site, are also integrated on the move. The video clips were being established by Pere Marquette Point out Park.

Passport participants are asked to supply their identify, e-mail deal with, and cell cell phone amount. A backlink is then despatched to their mobile phone, which opens the passport and directs the consumer to increase the button icon to their house monitor. There is practically nothing to obtain and no cumbersome apps to get up place on a user’s mobile phone.

At the time a pass holder visits a distinct spot, they incorporate the PIN amount obtainable at that locale to “check in”. When five destinations have been logged through the check out in, a variety will instantly appear encouraging the person to sign up for a cost-free Eagle Watcher’s T-Shirt. Only one particular shirt for each participant is allowed.

“When men and women arrive to the location to see eagles, they are also traveling to our area dining establishments and outlets,” claimed Jobe. “The cell pass really gives people the likelihood to explore the location at their leisure and appreciate a relaxing stay in one of our wonderful lodging houses. And right now, it is particularly crucial that we support our dining places, shops and lodges.”

Formerly the tourism bureau teamed up with Bandwango, a travel know-how system, to develop the cell helpful passes, “Walk With Lincoln” and “Rivers, Routes & Refreshment Trail.” The absolutely free “Walk With Lincoln” move provides a historic tour of Alton highlighting Abraham Lincoln’s impression on the riverfront local community. The “Rivers, Routes & Refreshment Trail” pass highlights 8 breweries, wineries and distilleries in the area and lets pass holders who examine in to 4 destinations indicator up to acquire a free present.

Supplemental cellular passports are envisioned to be introduced in 2021 highlighting Route 66, heritage trails and haunted web sites during the area. Extra facts on the passes is readily available on the internet at Check out.RiversandRoutes.com.