Time: 11:00 – 12:00 at Shaver’s Creek for information sharing
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch at Shaver’s Creek
12:30 – 3:00 at the Tussey Mountain Golden Eagle Watch (weather dependent)
Mid-March is known for observing one of the most unmistakable and elusive birds in Central Pennsylvania, the Golden Eagle. With counts reaching an average of 190 each spring, hawkwatchers flock to Tussey to observe the highest concentration of migrating Golden Eagles on the east coast.
Join Jon Kauffman at Shaver’s Creek for an introduction to spring raptor migration and identification, particularly Golden Eagles! Following the program, participants will have the option to migrate to the official Hawkwatch on Tussey Mountain in hopes of observing northbound eagles as well as other raptors and enjoying the scenic views from the ridge. Pack a lunch to enjoy at Shaver’s Creek before heading to the watch. Please dress according to the weather as temperatures can be 5 – 10°F cooler and winds may be blowing at the watch. Extra water and sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended.
Pre-registration is preferred. The event is free; however, we will accept donations.