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Shedd Aquarium

Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area

2755 Refuge Rd., Jonesboro, IL 62952

Bird & Eagle Watching

Throughout the fall and winter months, thousands of Canada geese are concentrated along the Refuge Drive. Few places in Illinois exist where so many wild geese can be closely observed and photographed in their natural habitat.

This area currently winters nearly 100,000 of the 850,000 Canada geese that spend the cold-weather months in Illinois. Numerous shallow sloughs and other water areas are scattered throughout its 6,202 acres. 

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