EagleFest Celebrates Lower Hudson Valley’s Winter Visitors
February 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Croton Point Park
The Teatown Hudson River EagleFest, celebrating the bald eagle population that migrates to the lower Hudson Valley each winter, will take place February 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Croton Point Park in Westchester.
The festivities will include live eagle shows and bird walks, live music with a special performance by Dar Williams, food trucks, children’s activities and heated tents. More than 25 environmental organizations are expected to participate. Visitors can ride the Eagle Train with a naturalist to Croton-Harmon and observe bird life on the river, and take a free shuttle bus to and from Eagle Headquarters.
While Teatown Hudson River Eaglefest is headquartered at Croton Point Park, there are numerous viewing sites all along the Hudson River. At Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, a naturalist from Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary will be onsite with binoculars and a scope to help visitors spot bald eagles as they feed on fish and waterfowl in the Hudson River’s unfrozen waters.
Located in Ossining, Teatown is a 1,000-acre nature preserve and education center whose mission is to inspire the community to lifelong environmental stewardship. This is Teatown’s 14th annual Eaglefest, celebrating the approximately 150 bald eagles that migrate south to the Hudson Valley each winter from Canada, northern New York and New England. Biologists consider this number affirmation of the continued health of this habitat. In 2007, the bald eagle was removed from the federal list of endangered and threatened species.
Tickets to EagleFest in Croton are available at Teatown.org. There is no charge to attend the viewing at Boscobel.