Teatown's 10th Annual Hudson River EagleFest was a huge success largely due to our wonderful sponsors, collaborators, volunteers and sites!
The sunny atmosphere and low temperatures were perfect for eagle viewing. We counted a total of 86 eagles at one time. Guests warmed up with activities inside Eagle Headquarters and enjoyed animal/raptor shows, bird walks, bus tours, eagle spotting, storytelling and food provided by Wobble Cafe. A special thanks to all who joined us in celebrating the eagles!
Photo courtesy of Steve Sachs.
Click here to view images that Brookside first graders saw first-hand at Teatown's Return of the Eagle Program!
2014 EAGLE VIEWING SITES
Guests can enjoy additional eagle viewing locations and activities along the Hudson River at no additional charge. Each is staffed by eagle experts with spotting scopes. When it’s time to warm up, attendees can take a break in the heated tents/buildings and enjoy a hot cocoa at the following sites.
Croton Boat Ramp at Croton-Harmon Train Station- Sponsored by Saw Mill River Audubon
Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison- With spotters from Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary
George’s Island Park, Montrose- Sponsored by Saw Mill River Audubon
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, Sleepy Hollow
New Croton Dam- Sponsored by Bedford Audubon Society
Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill
Rockwood Hall. Sponsored by Rockefeller State Park
Steamboat River Park, Verplanck- Sponsored by Town of Cortlandt
Trailside Museums and Zoo, Bear Mountain
FIND OUT MORE
More than just a one day event, Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest℠ is a chance to learn more about environmental conservation and the story of the bald eagle. To ensure that bald eagles continue to thrive in the Hudson Valley, here are some actions you can take:
Protect Eagle Habitats. Petition lawmakers and be an active participant in environmental organizations to preserve open space and conserve eagle habitat.
Use Fishing Line Recovery Tubes. Every year eagles and other birds of prey get tangled in discarded monofilament fishing line. Make sure your town and village installs fishing line recovery tubes to curtail this hazard.
Watch what you flush down the drain! Pesticides, lead, mercury, and PCB’s all pose a danger to large predators such as eagles. Reducing these pollutants is key to maintaining long term reproductive success and health of breeding populations.
To learn more, visit these sites:
For more EagleFest information call 914-762-2912 ext.110