Delaware Highlands Conservancy Announces Winter Eagle-Watching Events
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and our partners for a series of eagle-watching events all winter long, including guided bus tours and the third annual Eagle Day at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.
Join the Conservancy on a guided eagle-viewing bus trip, scheduled on multiple weekends throughout January and February. Learn from an expert guide and take a scenic drive on a heated bus throughout the Upper Delaware River region to look for and learn about magnificent bald eagles and their habitat.
Seats on trips are limited, and reservations are required, so reserve your space today for the following 2016 winter trips (Fee: $15 for members, $20 for non-members). Call the Conservancy at 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
• January 16th
• January 30th
• February 6th
• February 13th
The trips commence at the Upper Delaware Visitor Center in Lackawaxen, PA and run from 10am-1pm. Be sure to dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, and snacks. Snow dates for the trips are the Sundays immediately following. *Check www.DelawareHighlands.org for the most up-to-date information and any additional trips. Refunds are not given in the event of cancelled reservations.
On January 23rd, join the Conservancy and Talen Energy for Eagle Day, a free afternoon of fun for the whole family. On the 23rd, join us at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center in Hawley, PA and enjoy “Live Birds of Prey” presentations with Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center (two opportunities at 1:00pm and again at 3pm) and hands-on activities provided by Lacawac Sanctuary for all ages to learn about eagles and other native birds. *Note - you do not need to register in advance for this program, but it is very popular and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
EAGLE WATCHING ON YOUR OWN
The Upper Delaware Visitor Center at 176 Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen, PA is generously provided by the National Park Service and is a center of information for visitors looking to learn more about viewing and protecting eagles. Visitors can pick up information about the bald eagle in the Upper Delaware River region, get maps and directions to eagle viewing locations, watch a short documentary, and view new interpretative exhibits. The Lackawaxen office is staffed on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February and open to visitors from 10am-4pm.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has also partnered with the NPS and the New York State Department of Conservation to maintain well-marked Eagle Observation Areas open to the public. These viewing blinds are also staffed by Conservancy volunteers on weekends through the winter season, and visitors can look through binoculars and spotting scopes to see magnificent bald eagles in the wild. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org/Eagles for directions and information about eagle viewing on your own.
The Upper Delaware River region is one of the largest wintering habitats for eagles in the northeast United States because of abundant clean water and large, undisturbed stands of trees.
Protected lands in Sullivan County, NY and Pike and Wayne Counties in PA provide a safe haven for these migratory birds, as well as breeding eagles that live here year-round. Twenty years ago there was just one eagle’s nest in PA and one in NY—now, there are hundreds in each state.
The Conservancy’s Eagle Watch program is supported in part by grant funding from the American Eagle Foundation; the Land Trust Alliance; Orange and Rockland; Sullivan County; and The Philadelphia Foundation.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works with landowners and communities to protect the healthy lands, clean waters, eagles and other wildlife, and locally sustainable economies of the Upper Delaware River region. For more information, please call 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or send an email to email@example.com.