Eagles In Connecticut? It's an Annual Event!

Real Estate Agent with Page Taft Real Living

We are pleased to have the Eagle Festival again this year in Essex, sponsored by the Connecticut Audubon Society.  Yes, you heard right, the Eagle Festival with real, live, wild American Eagles, within view of the naked eye (but better with binoculars or spotting scopes). For more details go to: www.ctaudubon.org/about/eaglefestival.htm

                                               Mature American Eagle

The weekend is filled with seminars, bird carving, live bird demonstrations, art exhibits, horse and buggy rides, and talks on conservation.  It's a great way to brush away the winter doldrums and learn something new.  Even if you're not a birder, you can enjoy many of the fun filled activities.  Celebrities?  You bet, Phil Donahue and Faith Middleton ( a local TV personality) are the honorary co-chairs.

Bring the kids - there are story times, photos with a live raptor, and a model train show.

But what about the weather?  Sure, it's cold this time of year in Connecticut (the last two years, it was in the 20's) but never fear, they have heated tents for the talks and demonstrations and you can stop in the stores and the Connecticut River Museum to get warm.

When?  It's this weekend, February 16th and 17th, 2008.  So bundle up, clean your camera and binocular lenses and head for Essex for a great time! To learn more about Essex, "The Best Small Town In America", visit:  http://www.essexct.com/ 

And don't forget to stop by the welcome center at Page Taft GMAC Real Estate on 35 Main Street and say hello! 

Comments (4)

Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production
Too cool.  I'll never forget the time that I was on a Jet Ski on a lake at 6;30 in the morning with my 4 year old son and we saw an eagle swoop down and grab a fish right out of the lake in front of us...just like on TV.  My son is now 9 and still recalls that moment.  Very special indeed.
Feb 10, 2008 01:39 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
Being from CT I am going to try & head out to this. It sounds like something I'd really enjoy. Thanks for posting (with time to plan for it)!
Feb 10, 2008 02:00 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Ed, I did not know that we had this in Connecticut.  Where in Essex are they going to hold this? Is it on Main Street?
Feb 11, 2008 11:16 AM
Edward McCaffrey
Page Taft Real Living - Essex, CT


Yes, the Eagle Festival is on Main Street with our agency being the "Welcome Center"  They will have tentson the Town Green (with exhibits etc.) and a large tent on the Connecticut River at the Museum where they will have the main talks and Eagle viewing.  Each year that I have attended, I've been able to spot Eagles from the spotting scopes across the river on the other side.  You can also take a tour boat to get even closer to the Eagles.  February is definititely the peak time for the birds to be in the area.

Feb 12, 2008 02:52 AM