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3/8/2020 - Shepaug Eagle Viewing - Every Saturday and Sunday

Shepaug Eagle Viewing is close for the season. The additional weekend was cancelled.

The Shepaug Dam, on the Housatonic River in Southbury, holds a special appeal to the Bald Eagle because the hydroelectric station’s operation prevents water from freezing, making it easy to feed on fish below the dam. Since it opened in 1985, the Shepaug Eagle Observation Area has hosted over 150,000 visitors to observe the eagles and view exhibits. The program is managed by volunteers from the Connecticut Audubon. Visitors gather in a blind with spotting scopes set up to provide excellent viewing. Volunteers can assist viewers, provide information and answer questions. Individuals and school groups are welcome.

The Shepaug eagle viewing site is open for it's 34th season December 18th, 2019* through March 8th, 2020 from 9:00 until 1:00 Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Every weekend a Bird of Prey show is presented by the following Wildlife Rehabilitators:

  • CT Audubon Society: Every Saturday, shows throughout the morning, no show 12/21
  • Christine Critters: Dec 22th, Jan 26th, Feb 23rd, March 8th. Show times: 10:00am, 11:30am
  • Horizon Wings: Dec 29th, Jan 12th, Feb 9th, March 1st. Show times: 10:00am, 11:30am

Please note: dates and times subject to change.

During the viewing season, admission is free but reservations are required. You can make your reservations at Follows us on

*The opening day on December 18 was cancelled due to the weather.


Event: Shepaug Dam Eagle View
Event Date: 12/21/2019 - 3/8/2020. Additional weekend of 3/14-15 was added.
Event Time: 9am-1pm
Admission Fee: Free but reservations required
Registration Instructions: Reservations at
Event Organizers: FirstLight Power | |
Event Location: Shepaug Dam, 2225 River Rd, Southbury


Shepaug Dam eagle view in Southbury flyer