Eagle Watchers Passport gives guidelines, excursions, T-shirt


A mobile mobile phone app known as an Eagle Watcher’s Passport has been established by the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau in link to the return of wintering eagles to the Riverbend region.

“Every winter season hundreds of people today arrive to our region to see American Bald Eagles in the wild,” mentioned Cory Jobe, President/CEO of Wonderful Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau. “This passport offers them the chance to glance for eagles at their possess speed and find out the normal attractiveness of our region.”

The totally free app — obtainable on-line at www.explore.riversandroutes.com — lists 10 key eagle looking at destinations in Madison, Jersey, Calhoun, Macoupin, Greene and Montgomery counties. Individuals take a look at five of the spots and verify in on the passport to sign-up for a free Eagle Watcher’s T-shirt.

Videos from every place, with eagle seeing strategies and data about each website, are also bundled on the pass. The films were being made by Pere Marquette State Park.

Passport contributors are asked to deliver their identify, e-mail tackle, and cellular mobile phone range. A hyperlink is then despatched to their cell telephone, which opens the passport and directs the user to include the button icon to their home monitor. There is absolutely nothing to down load and no cumbersome applications to consider up space on a user’s cellular phone.

The moment a move holder visits a precise site, they increase the PIN amount obtainable at that place to “check in.” As soon as 5 locations have been logged by means of the check in, a kind will routinely surface encouraging the person to indicator up for a free of charge Eagle Watcher’s T-shirt. Only one shirt for every participant is authorized.

“When people today appear to the area to see eagles, they are also browsing our community places to eat and retailers,” said Jobe. “The mobile pass actually provides men and women the chance to discover the region at their leisure and take pleasure in a enjoyable stay in a person of our fantastic lodging houses. And correct now, it’s primarily important that we aid our restaurants, stores and inns.”

Beforehand the tourism bureau teamed up with Bandwango, a journey technological innovation system, to build the cell welcoming 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 community. The “Rivers, Routes & Refreshment Trail” go highlights eight breweries, wineries and distilleries in the area and allows pass holders who look at in to 4 areas sign up to obtain a free of charge gift.

Extra mobile passports are envisioned to be launched in 2021 highlighting Route 66, background trails and haunted sites all over the area. Much more data on the passes is accessible on line at Discover.RiversandRoutes.com.