Eagle perched on a branch while snow falls

January 6, 2024

Winter Eagle Watching in the Upper Delaware

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for eagle-watching all winter long, including for our popular series of Eagle Watch bus tours on select weekends in January and February. Learn from an expert guide and take a scenic drive on a heated bus throughout the Upper Delaware River region to look for and learn about bald eagles and their habitat.

Seats on trips are limited and advance reservations are required, so reserve your space today for the following 2024 winter trips (Fee: $25 for Conservancy members, $35 for non-members; kids under 12 free).

• January 6, January 20, January 27
• February 3, February 17, February 24

The trips commence at the Conservancy’s Winter Field Office at the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, PA and run from 11am-3pm. Snow dates for the trips are the Sundays immediately following.

EAGLE WATCHING ON YOUR OWN

The Conservancy’s Winter Field Office at 135 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, PA is provided by the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and staffed by Conservancy volunteers. It is a center of information for visitors looking to learn more about viewing and protecting eagles. Visitors can pick up information about the bald eagle in the Upper Delaware River region, get maps and directions to eagle viewing locations, watch a short film, and view interpretive exhibits. The Visitor Center is staffed on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February, and open to visitors from 10am-3pm.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has also partnered with the NPS and the New York State Department of Conservation to maintain well-marked Eagle Observation Areas open to the public. These viewing blinds are also staffed by Conservancy volunteers on weekends through the winter season, and visitors can look through binoculars and spotting scopes to see bald eagles in the wild. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org/Eagles for directions and information about eagle viewing on your own.

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 Pike and Wayne Counties in PA and Sullivan and Delaware Counties in NY provide a safe haven for these migratory birds, as well as breeding eagles that live here year-round.