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Where to Spot Bald Eagles in the Hudson Valley


Birdwatching is a popular activity for observers of all ages (just check out our story on it). The Hudson Valley is home to many a feathered friend, though none as regal as our nation’s official bird, the bald eagle.

Lucky for us, eagle sightings have been on the rise along the Hudson River due to conservation efforts. Here are eight great spots to spy bald eagles, courtesy of the Department of Conservation. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Some popular spots for viewing eagles along the Hudson River are:

  • Norrie Point State Park, Hyde Park
  • Constitution Island from North Dock, West Point
  • Route 6/202 overlook above Iona Island
  • Riverfront Park, Peekskill
  • Charles Point/China Pier, Peekskill
  • Verplanck waterfront
  • George’s Island Park parking area, Montrose
  • Metro-North and Amtrak; commuters have excellent vantage points from the river side of any train between Albany and Croton-on-Hudson

Did we miss any? Share your favorite bald eagle-watching spots in the comments box below.

Related: Hudson River Eaglefest (And 9 Fun Facts About Bald Eagles)

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