Bald Eagle Excursion to Croton Point Park
Taught by Matthew Wills
Matthew Wills has been blogging about urban natural history since 2010 at Backyard and Beyond. He has degrees in film and library science, writes for JSTOR Daily and others, and would prefer to be outside.
Croton Point Park in Westchester County is one of the most accessible places for New York City residents to see Bald Eagles during winter, when ice further north drives them south. Join naturalist Matthew Wills of Backyard and Beyond for an afternoon's outing to learn about these majestic creatures and the success story of their return to New York's skies.
Meet at 10:15a.m. by the information kiosk ("the clock") in Grand Central Terminal's main hall. Purchase off-peak round-trip tickets to Croton-Harmon ($20.50). Dress warmly; trails may be snowy. We'll walk about 3 miles. Limited facilities in park. Bring snacks/lunch and water. Bring binoculars if you have them. We'll return on one of the afternoon trains, to be back in NYC by 5:00-5:30. There are 3 trains per hour for people wishing an earlier/later return.