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EagleFest

Save the Date!

Saturday, February 11, 9 am - 4 pm

(snow date: Sunday, Feb. 12)

EVENT LOCATION:  Eagle Headquarters, Croton Point Park, Croton, New York

TEATOWN'S HUDSON RIVER EAGLEFEST

 

 

 

 

  • Live eagle shows & bird walks

  • Live music with a special performance by Tom Chapin

  • Food trucks

  • Bus Tours to viewing sites (additional fee)

  • Children’s activities

  • 25+ participating environmental organizations

  • Numerous viewing sites all along the Hudson River

 

Last year's schedule below...stay tuned for the 2017 schedule!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IN THE EAGLE THEATRE AND EAGLET STAGE at CROTON POINT PARK:

EAGLE THEATRE:  All shows feature live birds of prey!

9:15 am:  Hudson Valley Wildlife – Teatown Lake Reservation

10 am:  Skyhunters in Flight – Brian Bradley

11 am:  Skyhunters in Flight – Brian Bradley

12 pm:  Close Encounters with Wintering Eagles and Owls – Bill Streeter

                Delaware Valley Raptor Center

1 pm:     Close Encounters with Wintering Eagles and Owls – Bill Streeter

                Delaware Valley Raptor Center

2 pm:     Birds of Prey – Brian Robinson

3 pm:     TalonsA Birds of Prey Experience - Lorrie Schumacher (Master Falconer)

EAGLET STAGE: 

9:15 am:     Raptors for Rookies – Saw Mill River Audubon

10:15 am:    Annie DiRusso, Singer, Songwriter, http://Anniedirusso.com

11:15 am:    Tom Chapin, Grammy Award-winning Musician, Entertainer, Singer-songwriter, http://Tomchapin.com

12:15 pm:    Birds of Prey, Teatown Lake Reservation

1:15 pm:     Daisy Jopling, Classical Rock Violinist, http://Daisyjopling.com

2:15 pm:     Joe Duraes, Electrified Acoustic Alt-Rock Group, http://Joeduraes.com

3:15 pm:    34 Mornings, Acoustic Rock/Folk/Pop, http://www.facebook.com/34Mornings/

 

BIRD WALKS:  Ongoing from 9 am – 3 pm

Come along on one of our hourly bird walks, led by birding experts, around Croton Point Park.  Walks meet outside the main pavilion at Croton Point Park.

 

EAGLET NEST:  Children's activities with Teatown throughout the day.

Family Art:  Create nature art with Strawtown Art & Garden Studio!

Create an artful model of the wide bays area of the Hudson River!  In this workshop we will make art that celebrates the recent protection of this important eagle habitat from an industrial desalination plant.

The art begins with a wooden base then we add sand collected from both shores of the bays, colorful map shapes, and paper collage. This wide bays area includes Tappan Zee, Croton and Haverstraw Bays, and it is a feeding and wintering ground for the bald eagle, and the nursery for the Hudson River.  Haverstraw Bay is rated “irreplaceable habitat”, and local citizens and electeds fought to protect it and won!  This beautiful art piece will remind us all to be caretakers of the river!

Click here for Teatown's Hudson River EagleFest FAQs.

 

2016 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 at the following sites.

Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison

Croton Boat Ramp at Croton-Harmon Train Station (Sponsored by Saw Mill River Audubon)

George’s Island Park, Montrose (Sponsored by Saw Mill River Audubon)

New Croton Dam (Co-Sponsored by Bedford Audubon and NYC Department of Environmental Conservation)

Peekskill Riverfront Green (Sponsored by the City of Peekskill)

Steamboat River Park, Verplanck

Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mt. Kisco

View the 2016 EagleFest Map here!

 

GETTING TO TEATOWN'S HUDSON RIVER EAGLEFEST AT CROTON POINT PARK

Directions: 1A Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY  10520

Take Metro-North from Grand Central or Poughkeepsie to Croton-Harmon and view Hudson River birds.   Frequent trains throughout the day.
Take the  Eagle Train Cars to Croton-Harmon with guest naturalists:
 
9:47 am from Grand Central
10:00 am from Poughkeepsie
       
Free shuttle to/from Eagle Headquarters in Croton Point Park runs throughout the day.
 
FIND OUT MORE

An Environmentally Healthy Hudson Valley Depends on YOU!!

  • We all live in a watershed!!  Do your part by conserving water, participating in community clean-ups, and supporting environmental legislation.
  • Plant trees!  Trees tame stormwater, clean the air, naturally cool your home, save water and fight climate change.
  • Limit use of pesticides and fertilizers. 
  • Plant natives!  Native plants need less water, and attract birds, bees and butterflies.
  • Recycle and dispose of household chemicals and pharmaceuticals properly.
  • Inspect and maintain septic systems.
  • Become involved in land use and development decisions – open space protects our natural resources.
  • Join an environmental organization like Teatown! 

To learn more about Eagles, visit these sites:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/271.html

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/baldeagle/

http://www.birdday.org/birdday/themes/2012-twenty-years-of-imbd/20-ways-to-conserve-birds

To learn more about healthy Watersheds, visit these sites:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/watershed_protection/index.shtml

http://www.arborday.org/trees/index-benefits.cfm

http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/watershed/benefits.cfm