Eagle Slough Natural Area has long been a haven for bird-watchers from the Tri-State area; the healthy wetland and stands of bald cypress trees boast over 160 species of birds, from the towering great egret to regal bald eagle.For those unfamiliar with bird-watching, there isn’t a better place in the state to get acquainted.
Pieced together in 2012 as part of the Sycamore Land Trust from a variety of corporate land donations (including Alcoa’s most recent 80-acre donation this week), Eagle Slough Natural Area sits in the Ohio River flight path, making it a natural stop for migratory birds. Eagle Slough’s not only for birders. There’s plenty of hiking and biking trails, as well as picnic areas, for family fun. Easy to find, too.Go south on 41, turn right at Waterworks Road.There’s Eagle Slough.