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Construction in Progress at Audubon’s Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve: Trails, Nature Store - Open During Construction - Construction has begun atAudubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, located in Fox Chapel. The improvements are the result of monies raised during Audubon’s Centennial Campaign. $6.3 million of the $7 million goal for the campaign has already been raised, including $1.7 million for projects at Beechwood. Watch the construction cam!Read More
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve remains open while $1 million in upgrades are being done at the Fox Chapel site. Work includes redoing the entryway, expanding the parking lot and adding two handicapped-accessible trails and restrooms. Read more from the article in the Tribune-Review.
Audubon Confirms Fledge of Eaglet in Hays Nest - [Pittsburgh, PA, June 15, 2017] – Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania confirms that the eaglet in the Hays Bald Eagle nest has fledged. The eaglet was seen flying on its own by citizen scientists, and this marks a successful breeding season for the Hays Bald Eagle family, which overcame adversity after its original nest collapsed during a February storm.
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania confirms an eaglet hatch at the Harmar Bald Eagles’ nest. The confirmation is based on the adult eagles’ behaviors—there is still no visual confirmation of the eaglet. A newly-hatched eaglet is grey, fuzzy, and very small—but grows very quickly. We expect to be large enough to see in about a week’s time via the webcam. This morning, an adult eagle was seen ripping food into small pieces, then leaning over to feed the eaglet (see attached image). Audubon will continue to monitor the nest and will provide images of the eaglet when it’s visible within the nest. At this time, we cannot confirm if there will be more than one eaglet in the nest. The first egg was laid on February 27, 2017. The Harmar Eagle Cam may be viewed at http://aswp.org/pages/harmar-nest.
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania has confirmed a hatch at the rebuilt Hays Bald Eagle nest. The confirmation is based on the adult eagles’ behaviors. Because the webcam cannot see into the rebuilt nest, there is no visual confirmation of the hatch. However, the parents are exhibiting behaviors consistent with a hatch. They are bringing food into the nest and ripping it into small pieces, then leaning over to feed the eaglet. Audubon will continue to monitor the nest and wishes to thank the eagle watchers on the trail for their continued updates on what’s occurring in the nest. When images are available of the chick, Audubon will distribute them to the media and via social media.