Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Announces Winter 2023 Eagle Watch Bus Tours
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.
On December 14, the public is invited to attend a “Biology of the Bald Eagle” presentation at the Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, PA from 5pm-6pm. Learn about bald eagle behavior, how to identify eagles at different ages, how to tell the difference between bald eagles and other similar birds, and their conservation history and recovery from the brink of extinction. The event is free, but space is limited and prior registration is required; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-226-3164 ext. 2.
BUS TOURS WINTER 2023
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.
Seats on trips are limited and advance reservations are required, so reserve your space today for the following 2023 winter trips (Fee: $20 for Conservancy members, $30 for non-members; kids under 12 free). Get tickets online at www.DelawareHighlands.org/events or call 570-226-3164/845-583-1010.
- January 7, January 21, January 28
- February 4, February 18, February 25
The trips commence at the Conservancy’s Winter Field Office at the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, PA and run from 11am-3pm. 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 cancelled reservations or no-shows.
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 10am-3pm.
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 Pike and Wayne Counties in PA and Sullivan and Delaware Counties in NY 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 www.DelawareHighlands.org