During the winter months, the lower- and mid-Hudson Valley is one of the premier eagle watching spots in New York State. Adult and juvenile eagles from all over eastern North America come here to rest and feed before returning to their nesting areas in the spring.
Bundle up and bring your students to Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary to view these awesome birds in their natural habitat, roosting in trees along the riverbanks and gathering on the ice.
Eagle program offerings during the winter months include:
- 1 1/2-hour visit: After a brief introduction at our nature center, we’ll take your group—along with telescopes and binoculars—out to the riverbank and onto our boardwalk to scan the near landscape and skies overhead.
- 2-hour visit: In addition to the outdoor viewing experience described above, students will learn more about the Bald Eagle's life, and see how biologists restored them to the river and study them in an effort to increase our knowledge of the eagles’ health and their wanderings.
- We also offer complete “Eagles on the Hudson” program packages. Packages include a pre-field trip assembly at your school for up to three classes; the 1½-hour field trip to the Marsh (described above) for each class; and a one hour follow-up visit to each class, focused on actual eagle migration routes and the many hazards of migration.
For more information about our Eagle programs and rates, please contact the Education Manager at 845-265-2601 x10.