TRR photos by Scott Rando

A red-tailed hawk, one of the hawk species that can be seen all year in the region, is shown here flying next to a raven. Both birds did some maneuvering and talon displays before breaking off. It appeared that both birds did this in play.

Winter raptor watching

If asked about winter raptor watching, the first thing that would pop into mind is eagles. This region is one of the favorite wintering habitats for Canadian bald eagles in the Northeast, and that’s not counting the ever increasing number of resident bald eagles that stay in the area year-round.

Photo courtesy of Sandra Schultz

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, Beach Lake, PA

DRBC announces winter photo contest

REGION — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced its winter photo contest, highlighting amateur and professional photography that conveys the beauty, diversity, function and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square-mile watershed.

TRR photo by Sandy Long

What can you do to support the natural resources of the Upper Delaware River region in 2018? Adopt a spot by regularly removing trash; volunteer for a non-profit conservation organization; redirect time spent on negative news toward fresh perspectives like those offered by DailyGood.org; subscribe to publications that consistently cover local environmental news; keep tabs on environmental agencies like the New York Department of Environmental Conservation or the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; or attend monthly meetings of the Upper Delaware Council. 

One small thing

I recently received an email message from The Wilderness Society highlighting the “biggest wilderness milestones in 2017.” Unfortunately, most were the dismal and disturbing actions taken by our nation’s current administration to dismantle or eliminate hard-won environmental policies and protections, beginning in January with “scrubbing” mention

Cross Country Skiing at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 538 Emery Rd. will host cross-country skiing sessions for beginners throughout January. Dates will be Sunday, January 14 and Sunday, January 21 from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and Sunday, January 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Christmas bird count

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center at 583 Emery Rd. will help you participate in the National Audubon Society’s 118th annual Christmas Bird Count, the longest running citizen science survey in the world. It takes place on Monday, January 1 starting at 8 a.m.

TRR photos by Sandy Long

This dead tree serves as a smorgasbord for bird species such as woodpeckers, which have been feasting on insects that have also gained sustenance from it. 

Taking down the tree

For many of us at this time of year, the phrase “taking down the tree” refers to an activity we’ll find ourselves engaged in when the holiday season winds down.



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