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Eagle watch training

November 9, 2016

LACKAWAXEN, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will hold an Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Day on December 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. New volunteers will meet at the Upper Delaware Visitor Center, 176 Scenic Dr. at 9 a.m. Then, new and existing volunteers will gather next door at the Inn at Lackawaxen from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. From noon to 1 p.m., attendees will visit the eagle observation areas. It’s an opportunity to learn more about our magnificent national bird, to help protect eagles in their habitat, and to assist in educating the public about sharing our region with eagles.

Volunteers are trained to monitor and collect data about the large population of eagles that migrate to this region every winter. Volunteers also learn how to help the thousands of people who want to view the eagles in the safest and least intrusive manner and share “eagle etiquette” tips. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the Visitor Center on weekends.

Binoculars, spotting scopes, training manuals, data forms and hand warmers are provided by the Conservancy. The winter Eagle Watch program runs through January and February, weekends only. Volunteers may cover morning or afternoon shifts. The main monitoring areas are the Mongaup Reservoir, the Delaware River at Minisink Falls and the Zane Grey boat launch at Lackawaxen.

Trained eagle volunteers are also needed throughout the year to help staff booths, participate in workshops and be a part of other eagle-related Conservancy events.

Advance registration for the training day is required. Email info@delaware highlands.org, or call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010. For more information on this training day and other upcoming eagle events, visit www.DelawareHighlands.org.