- December 4, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The winter Eagle Watch program runs through January and February, weekends only. Volunteers cover morning or afternoon shifts at the Eagle Observation Areas.
New this year, our Eagle Watch Volunteer Training will be split into two days. New and returning volunteers are invited to join us for a virtual volunteer training by Zoom on Saturday, December 4 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Then, new volunteers are invited to join us the following Saturday, December 11 from 10am-12pm at the Van Scott Nature Reserve for an in-person training and opportunity to pick up training manuals and other materials for the winter season. Following the gathering, volunteers are invited to visit the Eagle Observation Areas.
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.