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Bald Eagle Hike - (with optional wine tasting!)

  • Dec 15, 2013 · 10:00 AM

The bald eagle, symbol of our nation, is perhaps one of the most majestic birds in the world.  Some of us have been lucky enough to see them soaring high above.  But, few ever get to see them close or, better yet, hunting prey.  This is a must do adventure!


The bald eagle was considered endangered until June 28, 2007, with the side effects of DDT having decimated populations in the 1950's. But, its  return is one of our greatest conservation success story. Rebounding from a low of 417 nesting pairs in 1963, in 2006 it was estimated that there are now more than 9,700 nesting pairs in North America.

This two part adventure begins with a hike to get our blood pumping and enjoy the crisp winter air.  After the hike, we will head down to the Susquehanna River, where an annual migration of bald eagles congregates around the dam.

It is reported that more than one hundred species of birds are drawn here by the giant turbines that suck water, and fish, through the dam to produce electricity. As the fish are sucked through the dam, many are temporarily stunned and float vulnerably near the surface as they exit.

Its a bad story for the fish, but a great story for us because, as they are stunned, they are easy prey for migrating bald eagles and other birds.

Do not miss this adventure!  The bald eagles are only here for a few weeks as they migrate for the winter.  You will kick yourself if you miss this one.Make sure to bring a camera and/or binoculars.

This event is limited to 15 people.  The first 15 to pay go.

After the hike we will wander over to a local winery where, for a small fee, you can taste a number of their wines and maybe even meet the vinter.

To submit payment: Event participants must either pay by check or by credit card via our website. www.terramaradventures.com If this is your first event paying through our website, you must:

1. Go to www.terramaradventures.com and register.

2. Go to http://www.terramaradventures.com/events/details/620/Bald_Eagle_Hike and click on register.

It will walk you through paying.

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  • Joseph

    Sadly unable to make this trip. Have Fun!

    December 13, 2013

  • Roberta Host M.

    Leaving from west of Philly...not far from the R3 trainstop in Lansdowne. Also not far from the 69th street transportation center. I can grab anyone from either of those two places.

    December 12, 2013

  • Carl E.

    The details email went out to everyone who has registered and paid today. If you have paid and did not receive it yet, please email me and I will resend it.

    December 11, 2013

  • Melissa

    I'm considering going on this hike. Could you let me know approximately how long the hike is and when we would be finished. I'm trying to determine if I would make it back to the city by 4PM

    December 11, 2013

    • Carl E.

      You can definitely make it back in time for 4pm. I am hoping to be in front of a tv in time for the eagles game at 1. (though it will probably be in MD). The hike should take less than 2 hours.

      December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The site is not letting me 'pay now'. Any suggestions?

    November 8, 2013

  • Donna G.

    will carpooling be an option?

    November 3, 2013

    • Carl E.

      We recommend a location for a carpool. But we cannot guarantee rides. We do not know if people are good drivers and we never know who will actually show up to a car pool. For events south of the city we typically carpool from the Ikea/Lowes shopping center in South Philly.

      November 6, 2013

  • rt

    South of WHAT CITY IN MD??!!

    November 3, 2013

    • Carl E.

      South of Philly.

      November 6, 2013

  • Aishah H.

    Since this is "Philadelphia's first, biggest, and best adventure club", "the city" probably refers to Philadelphia. So this event will take place a little over an hour south of Philly, in MD. I think Carl volunteers to organize this stuff so some of you should calm down and give him a break. It's really not that serious. This is supposed to be fun.

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Carl E.

    If you have questions, it is easier if you email me. I do not get notice of comments and since this is more than a month away, the comments here are off my radar.

    October 28, 2013

  • Donna G.

    I have the same question .. Where does this hike take place and will there be car pooling

    October 9, 2013

    • Carl E.

      This is a little more than an hour south of the city. We recommend a location for a carpool. But we cannot guarantee rides. We do not know if people are good drivers and we never know who will actually show up to a car pool.

      October 28, 2013

  • Jen J

    I'm not sure I see where this hike actually is. I'm interested, but need that detail before committing.

    Thanks.

    October 9, 2013

    • Carl E.

      This is a little more than an hour south of the city in MD

      October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Same question:). Also, how difficult is the hike?

    October 21, 2013

    • Carl E.

      It is easy. It is a rail to trail.

      October 28, 2013

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