THE spot for spring Golden Eagles
We are looking forward to another spring filled with eagles at Tussey Mountain!
Our counter this year is Sean McLaughlin. A native to central PA, Sean has been birding for most of his life. He has spent time at Northland College in Ashland, WI studying outdoor education, and is currently taking a gap year from his studies. His raptor ornithology training comes from experience on the Tussey and Stone Mountain hawkwatches learning from local experts. He has also worked for Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center as a summer camp naturalist. Sean is excited to spend the season on Tussey Mountain to watch the spring fly by.
Chuck Widmann passed away last August at the age of 81. A regular at the spring hawkwatch for over *20 years*, he was much beloved by all who had the great pleasure of spending time with him on Tussey. Chuck supported our counters not only by spotting raptors, but more importantly with invites to dinner, snacks on the watch, an unfailingly cheerful demeanor, and lasting friendship. This was especially appreciated on those lonely and cold early days for counters who were a long way from home.
In his memory, a Chuck Widmann Citizen Science Endowment has been created to support citizen science projects like the Tussey Mountain Spring Hawkwatch sponsored by Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. For more information or to contribute, contact Jon Kauffman at email@example.com.