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Golden Opportunity To See A Golden Eagle, North America's Largest Bird Of Prey, Nov. 3 At Hawk Mountain

On November 3, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary visitors will have a guaranteed opportunity to see North America's largest predatory bird, the golden eagle, up close. The one-day-only eagle programs will be presented by Carbon County Environmental Education Center at Noon and 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary's Outdoor Amphitheater in Berks County.

The program is free for Members or with purchased trail pass.

Golden Eagle Day coincides with the peak of golden eagle migration at Hawk Mountain. The golden eagle is rare to see throughout the northeast, but during the autumn, an average of 127 are spotted at the Sanctuary.

Early November is also the best time to catch both a golden and bald eagle migrating past the Mountain in the same day.

"Golden and bald eagles may fly close to the lookouts, particularly on windy days," says Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Director of Long-term Monitoring at Hawk Mountain. "Migration in November is the best time to see the species as they pass over the colorful ridge."

Visitors in early November can also expect large numbers of red-tailed hawks, the Sanctuary's third-most numerous migrant, and there is the possibility of sighting the rarer northern goshawk.

The official Hawk Mountain raptor count will continue until December 15, and weekend programs are held until November 4.

The air finally feels like fall, and hopefully the persistent rain will give the Mountain a break as the season moves forward. It is the perfect time to plan a visit to Hawk Mountain for a hike, program, and day of bird-watching.

For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary website or call 610-756-6961.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Sanctuary, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, visit them on Flickr, be part of their Google+ Circle and visit their YouTube ChannelClick Here to support Hawk Mountain.


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[Posted: Oct. 15, 2018]


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