In a superb, must-read post, naturalist writer Marcia Bonta takes us to the “Cadillac” of hawk watches, the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch.
Beyond her wonderfully descriptive conversation about the bounty of wildlife witnessed during the encounter, Ms. Bonta has this caution for all:
“But the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch and the raptors they are counting, including the golden eagles, are threatened by the proposed industrial wind farm on Shaffer Mountain — ten turbines north 2.5 miles away and 20 turbines northwest 2.2 miles away. Miller and Lanzone’s golden eagle live-trapping site would be a mere 1.1 miles south of the nearest turbine.”
Read her full post at this link.