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Teatown Hudson River EagleFest
February 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
From all of us at Teatown, we want to express our sincerest gratitude to everyone who made the 2020 Teatown Hudson River EagleFest such a spectacular day.
To all of the attendees, presenters, volunteers, collaborators, Teatown staff, sponsors (and of course the eagles!): we are so humbled by your support.
EagleFest has grown from its humble beginnings 16 years ago to become a far-reaching regional event, that reaches thousands of our community-members each year with the comeback story of the bald eagle.
The bald eagle has taught us an important lesson: that through education, partnership, and hard work, we CAN inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship and protect the health of our planet for future generations.
To view photos from the 2020 event, click here.
The bald eagle’s return to the Hudson Valley after being on the brink of extinction is one of the great conservation success stories of our time.
Join us at Croton Point Park as our region’s bald eagles descend upon the Hudson River as part of their winter migration. Celebrate the return of this magnificent bird with live bird-of-prey shows, educators with viewing scopes observing wild eagles, children’s activities, food trucks, and 25+ environmental organizations — all in heated tents!
Thank you for voting EagleFest “Best Outdoor Winter Event!”
EagleFest Tour Buses are back!
Travel by charter bus with a Teatown educator for an in-depth view of eagles in their habitat. Tours stop at the New Croton Dam, Verplanck Steamboat Riverfront Park, and George’s Island Park in Montrose. Stops may change due to weather.
Tour times: 9:30am – 11:30am, & 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Bus tours are intended for guests ages 12 and over. Tickets are $35 per person and do not include admission to Eagle Headquarters.
To sign up, call (914) 762-2912 x110.
Photo provided courtesy of Wave Hill
Go Green: Take the Eagle Train
Take the Eagle Train to Croton-Harmon Station with on-board naturalists!
- Metro-North departing from Grand Central at 9:49am (arriving at Croton-Harmon Station at 10:58am)
- Metro-North departing from Poughkeepsie at 9:52am (arriving at Croton Harmon Station at 10:52am)
- Free shuttles from Croton-Harmon Station to/from Croton Point Park
The Eagle Train is presented in partnership with:
Meet this year’s new presenters!
She’s a wildlife rehabilitator, the youngest falconer in Connecticut, and the founder of her very own non-profit (Christine’s Critters Inc.)—is there anything this young environmental steward can’t do?!
Bobby is a New York City Fire Department firefighter and licensed wildlife rehabilitator down in Long Island. This is the story of how Bobby found Montana, the bald eagle that he cares for.
The EagleFest Passport
The Passport invites EagleFest guests to visit six environmental and non-profit organizations’ tables in the exhibit tent at Croton Point Park, where they will learn about each organization’s efforts to protect and preserve our Hudson Valley environment, complete an activity, and earn a stamp in their Passport.
Completion of the passport (all 6 stamps) qualifies the visitor to be entered into a drawing to win one of three great prizes from Zeiss Sport Optics!
2020 Event Sponsors
Collaborating Partners 2020
Updated as of 1/28/20
Boscobel House and Gardens
Bronx River Sound Shore Audubon Society
Confluence Croton-on-the-Hudson Brigid and Josie Faranda
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary
Croton Business Council
Croton Point Nature Center
Feed The Birds
Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center
Friends of the Rye Nature Center
Greenburgh Nature Center
Greenwich Audubon Center
Groundwork Hudson Valley Science Barge
Hudson River Eel Project
Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management
Mid-Hudson Sierra Club
Native Art, Minerals & Fossils
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
The Rewilding School
Saw Mill River Audubon
Shattemuc Yacht Club
Strawtown Art & Garden Studio
Trailside Museums & Zoo
Watershed Agricultural Council
Westchester County Veterans Agency
Westchester Land Trust
Brooke and Tyler Beebe
City of Peekskill
Frances and Spencer Hildahl
Historic Hudson Valley
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Sign Extreme, Inc.
Town of Cortlandt
Village of Croton-on-Hudson
Our mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.
Teatown is a nonprofit nature preserve and environmental education center in the Lower Hudson Valley, with 15 miles of hiking trails, year-round programming, wildlife exhibits, and natural science day camps in the summer and school breaks.