Eagles at the Front: A National Aviary Bus Tour

Saturday, November 1 (rain date November 8), 2014

Offsite: Allegheny Front Hawk Watch

Overlooking Bedford Valley’s patchwork of farms and forests, the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch is famous for its view of the fall migration of Golden Eagles. Join National Aviary ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill for a one-of-a-kind tour and eagle watching experience.

What you will see:

In late fall Golden Eagles, as many as 61 seen on a single day, fly by the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch. The raptors are often at eye level, taking advantage of updrafts that form along the ridge line.

In addition to Golden Eagles, you may enjoy very close looks at other raptors as they soar near the watch site, with potential sightings of Northern Harriers, Cooper’s Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-shouldered Hawks, Merlins and more!

Tour details:

While participants travel via chartered bus to the site, Bob will discuss the migration habits of eagles and hawks, as well as how to identify these magnificent birds of prey.

The tour will depart from the National Aviary at 8:30 a.m. and will return around 5:30 p.m. Participants of all ages are welcome. A boxed lunch, snacks and water are included in the price of the tour. Bring your folding lawn chairs or blanket for a picnic lunch!

The Allegheny Front Hawk Watch is accessible; however portable restrooms available at the site are not wheelchair accessible. 

$65 adults; $55 children, 12 and under ($60 Member adults; $50 Member children, 12 and under) In addition to supporting the National Aviary, a portion of your ticket will be donated to the Allegheny Plateau Audubon Society, which maintains the Hawk Watch site. Click HERE for more information about Allegheny Plateau Audubon Society and Allegheny Front Hawk Watch. 

To register:

Please call 412-258-9463 or email Audrey.Beichner@aviary.org.