Did you know more than 150 bald eagles, once an endangered species, spend the winter along Hudson Valley waterways? Teatown Lake Reservation, a not-for-profit environmental education center and 1,000 acre nature preserve, will hold their 12th Annual Hudson River EagleFest on February 6, 2016. The highly anticipated celebration of the resurgence of the U.S.A.’s national bird is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees. The event promises: fun and unique educational opportunities with eagles and other majestic birds; guided and independent eagle viewing; live raptor shows; bus tours and bird walks; musical entertainment; food & beverage offerings; kids activities; displays from 25 local environmental organizations and more!
BALD EAGLES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY
Each winter, between December and March, bald eagles from Canada, northern New York and New England fly south to the lower Hudson Valley to feed on fish and waterfowl found in unfrozen waters. The bald eagle, which was considered an endangered species prior to 1995, shed its federal endangered species status in 2007. Today, biologists estimate that about 150 bald eagles overwinter in the lower Hudson Valley. Every year the bald eagles’ return affirms the continued health of the Hudson River and nearby habitats for wildlife and people.