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Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

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River Road, Southbury, CT
+1 800-368-8954
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When the eagle are here it is a majestic site.

We have gone a number of time and seen so many eagles. Made sure you dress warm and bring along a... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
crich45
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Southbury, Connecticut
Good visit

Eagles are far away bring binoculars. Great remote location. Not too busy but be prepared to see... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
BG1212
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River Road, Southbury, CT
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We have gone a number of time and seen so many eagles. Made sure you dress warm and bring along a good pair of binoculars, because the birds are usually are on the other side. We have found at time the juvenile eagles are sometimes...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Eagles are far away bring binoculars. Great remote location. Not too busy but be prepared to see Eagles from a distance.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this opportunity in a search on the CT tourism site and were so impress I’m sorry we hadn’t discovered it earlier. The weekend we visited was the last for the season. We saw two mature and one adolescent. Their was also a...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Went to Shepaug Eagle Observation Area for the first time yesterday and I can't wait to go back. Make sure to make a FREE (you can do it on-line) reservation before going and Make sure to bring binoculars!!. I LOVE EAGLES and I am now...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We went to see the eagles on a clear but cold day. Nice viewing area although they were quite a ways away. However there was a raptor demonstration by Christine's Critters that was excellent. She had 7 different raptors up close and personal. Check her...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Got there at 9am on 12/31/17. It was cold but shortly later we saw a a few young eagles soaring over the dame...Also spotted a few in the trees....Great day..a little cold bit its New England.

Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a great place for all ages to see the bald eagle in Connecticut. If you check their schedule, you might be lucky enough to see some of the birds up close that were injured and being used as schooling. They are beautiful...might be...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went as part of a senior center outing. Plenty of parking , accomodations for wheelchairs if needed. Walk down a gravel slope , enter a shelter that comfortably fits 40 or 50. Stove going today. Eagles feed off the fish near the dam. (Nests in...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A great place for nature lovers to see such magnificent birds. Unfortunately though they can only be seen in winter here.

1  Thank NDrakatos
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you wanna get really close with nature this is definitely the place. Simply gorgeous. Definitely worth visiting. Highly recommended

Thank rafalek
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