Frequently asked questions
Where is the Teatown Hudson River EagleFest held?
Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest is headquartered at Croton Point Park, in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Free parking is available in the park and at lot “A” just outside the park entrance. Additional viewing sites along the Hudson River are hosted by collaborators with scopes.
Can I get there using public transportation?
Yes! Go Green and ride Metro North to the Croton-Harmon station! Free shuttle buses will operate throughout the day to bring EagleFest℠ goers to and from headquarters, and from outlying lots, the Metro North Train Station, and the Croton Boat Ramp viewing site.
Looking for a guided experience? Take the Eagle Train to Croton-Harmon Station with on-board naturalists!
- Eagle Train times will be announced prior to the 2020 event
- Free shuttles from Croton-Harmon Station to/from Croton Point Park run all day, so if you can’t take the Eagle Train, Metro-North is still an option
What is general admission?
General Admission tickets will be sold both in online pre sale at www.teatown.org/eaglefest-tickets/ until Wednesday, February 5th at midnight and on the day-of. Children 5 and under attend free of charge.
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- Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase online until Wednesday, February 5th at midnight.
- Pre-sale tickets may be purchased by calling (914) 762-2912 x110 until Thursday February 6 at 5pm.
- To enter EagleFest℠ you will need a wristband. Please print your pre-sale PayPal receipt or have it ready on your smartphone and bring with you to the admissions tent to receive wristbands for entry. Please check-in with the name used to purchase the tickets.
What do I get with my general admission ticket?
There’s a lot to do! Take a bird walk, view eagles through spotting scopes, learn about adventure technology, or come inside the heated tents filled with educational displays and collaborators’ exhibits and learn about bald eagles and nature in the Hudson Valley. Attend as many bird shows as you want in the Eagle Theatre or Eaglet Stage. See schedule for details on times and presenters. Children will enjoy crafts, interactive games, and much more.
What are the bird shows?
The bird shows are thrilling and informative 45 minute programs spotlighting birds of prey.
Will it be cold?
You bet it will be! Eagles are more likely to congregate in the lower Hudson Valley when the temperatures are consistently cold and ice forms on the waterways. To keep you warm, the tents and theaters are heated, but we also suggest that you dress for the occasion.
How should I dress?
Dress for the weather! EagleFest Headquarters and the Theatre are heated. For the best chance to see eagles at EagleFest viewing sites you have to get outdoors. Wear warm clothes, dress in layers and wear appropriate footgear. Scarves, gloves, and hats are highly recommended.
Are there places to stay near EagleFest?
Yes! You can make it an EagleFest get-away weekend and stay at the Peekskill Holiday Inn Express, which is right across the street from the Charles Point Historic Riverwalk and a prime eagle-spotting location. The Peekskill Holiday Inn Express is offering a special rate for EagleFest visitors; go to the hotel’s website and enter discount code ILKO3 when making your reservation. You’ll get 14% off your stay rate. The hotel is an easy, 12-minute drive from Croton Point Park and EagleFest headquarters. Visit the hotel’s website by clicking here.
Are dogs allowed?
No, please leave your dog at home. Dogs should not be brought to viewing sites as they may scare birds away.
Will food be available?
Of course! A variety of food trucks with delicious goodies will be provided. However, some may only accept cash so come prepared.
EagleFest is a dry event, alcohol will not be available.
Where can I get an EagleFest Map?
EagleFest maps are available in advance at Teatown’s Nature Center and on the day of the event at Croton Point Park and participating viewing sites.
What if it snows?
In case of a significant snow storm or other inclement weather, Teatown’s EagleFest will be held on Sunday, February 9. Last minute updates will be posted on Teatown’s website www.teatown.org. When in doubt, call Teatown at 914-762-2912 x130 for more information. Tickets purchased for the event will be honored on our snow date. Refunds for EagleFest will be available until February 5 at midnight. Should the event be cancelled by Teatown, refunds will be made in full.
Can pre-sale tickets be refunded?
Refunds for EagleFest will be available until February 5 at midnight. To request a refund, please contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.