Peekskill is the newest eagle viewing site added to Teatown Lake Reservation’s annual Hudson River EagleFest. The 8th Annual Hudson River EagleFest will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. EagleFest Headquarters will be located at Westchester County’s Croton Point Park, with additional eagle viewing sites throughout northern Westchester including – for the first time – the Riverfront Green in Peekskill.
• A large heated tent with tables and chairs.
• A portable bathroom.
• Eagle and bird viewing at Riverfront Green will be facilitated throughout the day by eagle experts from Teatown Lake Reservation with spotting scopes.
• Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will be performing in the heated tent between 12:30 – 1:30 PM.
• Live birds of prey flying demonstrations with Brian Bradley between 1:30 – 3:00 PM.
• Free shuttles to and from Croton Point Park throughout the day, so that attendees can have access to both the Croton Point Headquarters and the Riverfront Green.
• Local merchants will also be selling hot food and beverages.
“These majestic bald eagles are literally on our own waterfront and we are delighted to partner with Teatown Lake Reservation staff to create this viewing event for our residents and visitors. This is an exciting opportunity to view bald eagles in their natural habitat in a way that is environmentally safe and protects the eagles’ habitat for future generations,” said Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster.
EagleFest coincides with the annual winter gathering of the bald eagle in the lower Hudson Valley and offers participants a chance to observe our national symbol up close in their natural setting. Adults and children will learn from local experts and conservationists about the bald eagle’s natural history, their recent recovery in the lower Hudson Valley and their habitat needs.
The Eaglefest at Riverfront Green has been made possible through the generous support of Entergy and by the City of Peekskill.
A snow date has been set for Sunday, February 5th. For program details and updates in the days leading up to the EagleFest, please check Teatown and the City of Peekskill websites: www.teatown.org/eaglefest/ or www.cityofpeekskill.com.