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Bald Eagle Hike - (with optional wine tasting!)

  • Dec 6, 2014 · 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. If this is your first event paying through our website, you must:

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  • Carl E.

    Details email went out tonight to all paid hikers. Email me if you did not receive it. (Check you spam filter first). Important - The forecast has been changing constantly. Right now, it is calling for rain Friday night and a break Saturday morning before more rain Saturday night. We can hope for a rain free morning. But, you should be prepared in case they are wrong. Bring rain protection.

    December 4, 2014

    • Jayme L.

      I am unable to attend :(. Please let me know if it's possible to receive a credit for this hike and then attend a different trip.

      December 6, 2014

  • Jayme L.

    If anyone on the waiting list would like to go tomorrow please send me a message.

    December 5, 2014

  • Michael L.

    I guess I didn't squeeze in for this, still on wait list. :(

    December 4, 2014

  • Jayme L.

    I'm signed up for this event but I still don't see a location. ??

    December 3, 2014

  • Ann M.

    Hi Everyone...I can not go this Saturday, so that will open a spot for someone on the wait list. I tried to change it on the TerreMar site but couldn't figure out how to "unregistered."

    December 3, 2014

  • RXW

    is there a wait list Carl.

    December 1, 2014

  • Jen J

    Hmmm. I understand, but it's a little tricky for planning. I'm in Lancaster so I'm still not sure what this means for my travel time and overall time commitment. I don't need an exact meeting location - just the general vicinity. I'm pretty sure I know where you're talking about, but I'd like to confirm for the above reason. Can I email you privately?

    October 27, 2014

  • Fran

    Is there a location decided yet? I don't want to pay until that is known

    October 25, 2014

    • Carl E.

      We only give addresses to those who pay, so we do not have randoms show up. But, you should plan on the event being in Maryland about 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from center city Philadelphia.

      October 27, 2014

  • Jen J

    I agree. This sound super, but need a location before committing. Thanks.

    October 27, 2014

  • Jill

    Have you determined where we will be meeting? Since I live in southern NJ, I might not get there in time.

    August 9, 2014

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