2023 Eagle Watching in Westchester and the Surrounding Area
It’s a special time of year when we can watch the incredible migration of the eagles before they return north for nesting. There are many beautiful and open waters in Westchester and The Hudson Valley that make for great eagles watching locations — as well as bird watching, in general. Below, we are sharing some local eagle watching events and viewing areas to see this majestic bird before they return in mid-March.
Saturday, January 28th from 9:00am-10:30am
Hike Croton Point with your family to learn more about Bald Eagles — and potentially see one! Free and open to all. Croton Point Park 1A Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.
Saturday, February 4th from 9:00am-2:00pm (Snow date is Sunday, February 5th)
Teatown Hudson River EagleFest
Visit Teatown for their 19th Annual Hudson River EagleFest. The event includes live bird shows spotlighting birds of prey, bird walks where you can view eagles through spotting scopes, heated tents with educational displays and exhibits, crafts and games, food trucks, and more! Tickets are $25 per adult (member); $30 per adult (non-member); $15 for kids ages 3-11 (members), and $17 for kids ages 3-11 (non-members). Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Saturday, February 4th from 10:00am-2:00pm
Eagle Watch 2023 at Boscobel House and Gardens
Join naturalists from Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary and the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society at the Boscobel House and Gardens to view eagles. Attendees have to bring their own binoculars and scopes. Tickets are $14 for adults; $7 for children ages 4-18, and kids under age 4 are free. Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524
Eagle Viewing Areas in The Hudson Valley/Westchester
- Croton Gorge Park, Croton-On-Hudson
- Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland/Poughkeepsie
- Norrie Point State Park, Hyde Park
- Constitution Island, West Point
- Norrie Point, Hyde Park
- Route 6/202, Overlook above Iona Island
- Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls
- Riverfront Park, Peekskill
- Eagle Observation Area, Barryville
- Charles Point/China Pier, Peekskill
- Verplanck Waterfront
- Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary, Garrison
- George’s Island Park parking area, Montrose
Check out this map for more eagle viewing details.
Eagle Viewing Tips
- Wear warm clothes and layer up!
- Start early or stay late when eagles are the most active.
- Leave your pets at home.
- Use binoculars and scopes.
- Be prepared to wait.
- Scan the tree line for eagles.