The bald eagle was removed from the U.S. endangered species list in August 2007 after 40 years on the list. Today, eagles have returned to the Hudson River and can be found up and down its banks. The Nyack area is prime viewing territory, particularly in the winter when they congregate near open water. Look for them perched in tall trees, on the lookout for dinner — fish and small animals. For more information about eagles visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Local photographer Ray Wright’s images of our local eagles are a delight every year. Take a look online here and here. Then, bundle up and head to Nyack’s Memorial Park on the Hudson or Nyack Beach State Park. The eagles have landed.