Bald eagle sightings increase in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

 

UPDATE:

Just spotted (3/2/2015) a Bald Eagle flying near a billboard on the south side of PA Route 30 as it crosses the Codorus Creek in York County. I turned off immediately, grabbed my camera but by the time I got down to the creek it was gone.


I spotted a Bald Eagle standing by the Conoy Creek right where Serpentine Drive splits off 241 south of Elizabethtown on 1/16/2015. I turned the car around to see if I could get a photo but it flew off to the southeast before I had a chance.


→ Bald eagle sightings increase in Pennsylvania and the Midstate

Pennsylvania Dutch country is rife with Bald Eagles. So much so that the iconic bird of prey was removed from the Pennsylvania endangered species list in January of this year. Considering that in 1983 there was only three identified nests in the entire state and now there are 254, the comeback must be considered a stunning success. One that hopefully will continue. Read the article to find out why they’re thriving.

So where can you see one for yourself?

Midstate spots most commonly reporting bald eagle sightings include the West Fairview Boat Launch, Big Spring, Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch, State Game Lands 169 west of Newville, Opossum Lake and Children’s Lake. Several eagle nests are known to exist in western Cumberland County, and they are often seen along the Conodoguinet Creek.

If you’re looking in the York or Lancaster counties your best bet is to head over to the Susquehanna River as “eagles are most frequently spotted along lakes, rivers and creeks that are near rivers.”

Photo Credit:

Photo Credit: Raphael Quinet

 
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