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Address: River Road, Southbury, CT
Activities: Birdwatching

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Like typical wildlife, you may and you may not see much. The staff there are very good at finding the elusive birds and are eager to help you find them. Too bad they can't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Like typical wildlife, you may and you may not see much. The staff there are very good at finding the elusive birds and are eager to help you find them. Too bad they can't guarantee birds, but it is nature after all. It is a nice setting, but again maybe, maybe not for many eagles

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Call ahead, you usually need an appointment. Also, you need to make sure it is the proper time of year to view the eagles. If weather is cold, dress appropriately because it is an outside venue. There is some shelter, but it is unheated. Bring binoculars.

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is worth making the reservation and spending a bit of time watching the splendid Eagles soar over the Shepaug Dam. Bring binoculars if you have them for a better view. Dress warmly and plan a small walk to get to the tower.

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Southbury Ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Just fascinating watching these elegant and interesting eagles, a town treasure for sure. Great for all ages!!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Visited here with a group of Senior Citizens. Staffed by Audubon Volunteers who are very friendly and informative. Must dress for the weather - basically a wooden shelter with large open areas and large windows through which to view the eagles feeding on the river by the dam. Some monoculars are available, but I would advise bringing your own binoculars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I have seen eagles fishing since the dam runs year round and keeps the water from freezing. There is a small spotting booth set up with spotting scopes and the volunteers are very knowledgeable. Also have seen mergansers and owls.

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Oxford, Connecticut
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a amazing place to go hiking!! And the views are amazing!!! I walk the dogs here all the time....they love to play in the water and they love to romp around the trails....It is never busy so a really fun place to go hiking....our dogs really love swimming along the trails and we love being able to step... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Shepaug Dam Eagle Observation Area is a Winter time activity. What the deal is that the Eagles hang around until the Hydro dam startrs to operate. They then eat the fish that have been sucked into the turbines and discharged into the river. Dress Warmly and bring your binoculers or spotting scope. This is a "One Of" site. You will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We brought my niece and nephew here and they loved it. Love seeing the eagles so close. They limit how many people so make sure you make arrangements ahead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Just went this past weekend and had a great time! Easy to make reservations but make sure you do or you will not be permitted access. There are several very friendly, knowledgable volunteers ready to assist you. They even have several scopes set up trained on eagles they have found in the trees across the dam. The day we went,... More 

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