Delaware Highlands Conservancy announces eagle watch training

Hawley. Birders and nature lovers can enjoy this in-person training session on Dec. 9.

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| 29 Nov 2023 | 02:52

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for its winter 2024 Eagle Watch volunteer training on Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Settlers Inn in Hawley.

Following the in-person training session, volunteers will receive manuals and other materials for the winter season. After the gathering, volunteers will be invited to go on self-guided tours to the Van Scott Nature Reserve and the Eagle Observation Areas.

The Conservancy’s winter Eagle Watch program runs through January and February, weekends only. Volunteers cover morning or afternoon shifts at the Eagle Observation Areas located throughout the Upper Delaware River region.

The main monitoring areas are Mongaup Reservoir and the Delaware River at Minisink Falls and the Zane Grey boat launch at Lackawaxen. On site, volunteers collect data on wintering eagles and resident pairs. They educate the public in “Eagle Etiquette” and on how to have the best eagle-watching experience. Volunteers are also needed to help staff booths, do workshops, and participate in other eagle-related events.

Those interested in attending are asked to register online at or call 570-226-3164 ext. 2. For those not able to attend the training on December 9 but still interested in becoming an Eagle Watch volunteer, contact Rachel Morrow at the Conservancy at

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