UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION, PA and NY – Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for eagle-watching all winter long, including for its popular series of Eagle Watch bus tours in January and …
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION, PA and NY – Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for eagle-watching all winter long, including for its popular series of Eagle Watch bus tours in January and February.
Join the Conservancy on a guided eagle-viewing bus tour, scheduled on select weekends in 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 bald eagles and their habitat. All current COVID safety guidelines will be followed and masks will be required while riding on the bus.
Seats on trips are limited and advance reservations are required, so reserve your space today for the following 2022 winter trips (Fee: $15 for Conservancy members, $25 for non-members). Get tickets online at www.DelawareHighlands.org/events or call 570-226-3164/845-583-1010.
The trips commence at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, PA and run from 10am-2pm. 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. Refunds are not provided in the event of canceled reservations.
EAGLE WATCHING ON YOUR OWN
The Conservancy’s Winter Field Office at 135 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, PA is provided by the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and staffed by Conservancy volunteers. It 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 film, and view interpretive exhibits. The Visitor Center is staffed on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February, and open to visitors from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
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 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.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the natural heritage and quality of life of the Upper Delaware River region. For more information, call 570-226-3164/845-583-1010 or visit DelawareHighlands.org.
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