about Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary:
The Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary has been officially designated by the National Audubon Society as an Important Bird Area: A number of common and rare birds - including bald eagles, trumpeter swans, and white pelicans - migrate along this portion of the Mississippi River throughout the year. Several endangered plants also thrive in the sanctuary.
Located about 30 minutes north of the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi River near Alton, Illinois. From St. Louis, take I-70 East to I-270 North/East. Take I-270 to 367 North (Alton exit). Follow to the Clark Bridge (Illinois state line). Follow signs for parking.