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Soar Like an Eagle ~ Shepaug Dam Bald Eagles

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Eagles have returned to the Connecticut River Valley to nest. There’s plenty of viewing points to see them soaring as well as hunting in the wild along the Connecticut River.

Because of the Endangered Species Act, the American eagle population is now increasing its numbers.

Eagles can also be found in other areas of Connecticut.  In the past, we always enjoyed attending the Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival in Essex, but unfortunately that event was canceled this year due to lack of corporate sponsors.

In Southbury, a short drive from Hartford along I-84, you’ll be able to view Eagles at the Shepaug Dam Bald Eagle Observation Area, run by Northeast Utilities.

What: The Shepaug Dam Bald Eagle Observation Area

When: Last weekend of December through mid-March on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Reservations Required) (800) 368-8954

Where: Southbury, Connecticut

We enjoyed a nice visit several years ago with my daughters and her cousins to view the Eagles. If you’re looking for a great family outdoors adventure that will be both educational and something that everyone will remember, check this out! They’re celebrating their 24th season!

Plan ahead, as Reservations far in advance are a must. In order to protect the eagles and maintain the integrity of their their habitat, details about the site won’t be released until you make your reservation.

Don’t forget to dress warmly and bring your camera!

For more information, visit:


Eagles aren’t really bald ~ they have white feathers. The name cames from piebald, which means “white”

Cindi is the author of Moomettesgram’s Musings for WAHM tips, Moomette’s Magnificents Reviews, and Mama Mentor for personal musings and observations of aBaby Boomer Wife, Mom & Grandmother from New England. She is also the Editor of Timeless BlissFollow Moomettesgram on Twitter.


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