Thursday, September 24, 2020

Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s Eagle Watch Programming Goes Virtual For Winter 2021

On September 24, the
Delaware Highlands Conservancy regretfully announced all guided Eagle Watch bus tours for January and February 2021 are canceled due to COVID-19. 

The safety of staff, volunteers, and program attendees is the Conservancy’s highest priority, and Eagle Watch bus tours cannot be hosted with appropriate social distancing measures in place.

Instead, visit the Conservancy Eagle Watching webpage for information on viewing eagles safely on your own and to download a map to take your own driving tour and look for eagles in the Upper Delaware River region. 

Please be aware that if you take your own driving tour through the region, eagle viewing blinds and restrooms may not be open. If the blind is open, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and limit the number of people inside at one time. 

During your visit, please be compliant with CDC and state guidelines, and follow safety recommendations made by Conservancy volunteers. 

If the viewing blind is closed, it is important to remain inside your vehicle to avoid disturbing the wintering eagles, and to park only in designated public parking areas.

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.

Follow the Conservancy on Facebook and Instagram for our virtual Eagle Watch content, with photos, videos, updates, and current educational information on the eagles in our region through the winter season.

Conservancy offices remain closed to the public. Staff members are working remotely and can be reached via phone and email, though staff working hours may be varied and limited.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy website or call 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Conservancy, Like on Facebook and Follow on Twitter. Learn about the Green Lodging Partnership initiative.  Click Here to support their work.

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[Posted: Sept. 24, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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