|A scene from 2011 EagleFest.|
(Teatown Lake Reservation photo)
CROTON, NY - Nature lovers from across the Hudson Valley will have a chance to see our national symbol up close next weekend when Teatown Lake Reservation's EagleFest returns.
The event will be held Saturday, February 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Croton Point Park as well as additional viewing locations including for the first time for Riverfront Green in Peekskill.
Attendees can enjoy an abundance of activities from guided and independent eagle viewing to raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, engaging children’s programs and activities, bird walks and displays from over 30 local organizations.
Teatown consultant Lydia S. Howie said the reservation has been holding the events for the past eight years. The return of bald eagles to the area was a great conservation success story, she said.
"It was only back in the '70s that the eagles were almost extinct and then a mating pair of eagles was brought in and those eagles kept breeding and now there are eagles all throughout the Hudson Valley," Howie said. "There are about 80 eagles living in the area."
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