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Eagle watching


December 30, 2014

LACKAWAXEN, PA AND BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and its partners will hold a series of eagle-watching events all winter long in Pennsylvania and New York, including guided bus tours, the second annual Eagle Day at the Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center and more.

Bus tours

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. Dates are January 17, January 31, February 7 and February 14.

The trips commence at the Upper Delaware Visitor Center in Lackawaxen, PA and run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be sure to dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, snacks, and a bagged lunch. Snow dates for the trips are the Sundays immediately following.

Seats are limited, and reservations are required. The fee is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010 or email info@delawarehighlands.org to register.

Eagle Day

On January 24, join the Conservancy and Lacawac Sanctuary for Eagle Day, a free afternoon of fun for the whole family 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 1:30pm and again at 3pm). There will also be hands-on activities for all ages to learn about eagles and other native birds, including building an eagle’s nest. Pre-registration not required.

‘Little Sparrow and the Eagles’

Join the Conservancy on February 14 at the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg, NY for “Little Sparrow and the Eagles”—live Americana music and Streeter’s presentation on birds of prey. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The band Little Sparrow takes the stage at 2 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., enjoy “Close Encounters with Birds of Prey,” and experience hawks, falcons, owls and eagles up close. This event is open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served, with a suggested $5 donation at the door.

Eagle watching on your own