Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY will celebrate the bald eagle‘s return to the Hudson River Valley after being on the brink of extinction, with eagle viewings on Saturdays, February 5th and 12th.
During the program, birding experts from Constitution Marsh Audubon and Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will be on site at the Belevedere, Boscobel’s iconic scenic overlook to help visitors spot bald eagles as they feed on fish and waterfowl in the Hudson River’s unfrozen waters.
Each winter, between December and March, bald eagles from Canada, northern New York, and New England fly south to the Hudson Valley. Biologists estimate that hundreds of bald eagles overwinter in the lower Hudson Valley, which affirms the continued health of this habitat. In 2007, the bald eagle was removed from the federal list of endangered and threatened species.
Viewings will take place from 9 am to 2 pm. Admission to this event is included with Boscobel memberships and season passes. Non-member admission is $12 Adult, $10 Senior, and $6 Child (ages 5-18). Children under age five may enter free of charge.
Tickets are available on the Boscobel website, or by calling (845) 265-3638. The Boscobel is located at 1601 Route 9D, Garrison.
Photo of bald eagles by Christopher Grau.