Join ranger-led program on bald eagles

| 09 Sep 2015 | 11:55

— A park ranger will lead a program about a success story: the bald eagles' comeback in the Upper Delaware Valley.

The free program starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Zane Grey Museum, 135 Scenic Drive, in Lackawaxen.

Eagles are not only a fascinating part of the nation’s heritage but a milestone in endangered species restoration. The eagle population in the Lower 48 was in decline for most of the past century, reaching its lowest point at around 500 nesting pairs. Since that time, eagles have come back.

Today, the Upper Delaware is one of the most successful areas in the country for eagle nesting. On any given day you can expect to see an eagle soaring down the river corridor, or perched in a tree overlooking the water.

An Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational Park Ranger will talk about the journey these majestic birds made from the edge of extinction. The program will discuss eagle physiology, diet, and nesting habitat, and how local resources have helped them thrive once again along the Upper Delaware.

For more information call 570-685-4871 or visit