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Take an eagle bus tour this winter

Photos by Stephen Davis

Watch eagles on an eagle viewing bus trip, starting January 19.


January 9, 2013

LACKAWAXEN, PA AND BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Eagle Institute will host seven guided eagle-viewing bus trips, scheduled on multiple weekends throughout January and February. Learn about eagles and experience our national symbol in its natural habitat. Unless otherwise noted, the trips commence at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Winter Field Office in Lackawaxen.

Seats on trips are limited, and reservations are required, so reserve your space today for the following 2013 winter trips:

January 19 – Climate Change Eagle Trip, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Enjoy eagle viewing while becoming educated about the impacts of climate change on regional wildlife, including eagles, and their habitats. Reservations required: $12.50 per person. Call the Conservancy at 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010 or email info@delawarehighlands.org to register. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, snacks and a bagged lunch. Snow date: January 20.

January 26 – Eagle Tours with PPL, Environmental Learning Center, Hawley, PA, Two trips: 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Presenter Katie Lester of PPL will share information about how PPL’s hydroelectric dam has supported the return of the bald eagle. Explore eagle biology, habitat needs and proper eagle-viewing etiquette. Dress warmly. Space is very limited and registration is required; contact PPL at 570/253-7001 or pplpreserves@pplweb.com to register. Snow date: January 27.

February 2 – Eagle Tour with the Northeast PA Audubon Society, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The guide on this bus tour will focus on eagle biology, our unique habitat, and how the eagles recovered from the brink of extinction. Reservations required; $13 per person. Call Bob at 570/676-9969 or email jeanbob@ptd.net for reservations and information. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, snacks, and a bagged lunch. Snow date: February 3.

February 9 – Eagle Tours, two trips: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.: Learn about Sullivan County, NY eagle habitat, including a history of the region’s largest and most critical area, the Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area. Reservations required: $12.50 per person. Call the Conservancy at 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010 or email info@delawarehighlands.org to register. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, snacks and a bagged lunch. Snow date: February 10.