Bald Eagle

Eagles of the Schoharie Presentation Offered

Fort Hunter, NY – The Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host nationally recognized nature photographer, Bill Combs, Jr. to discuss the “Eagles of the Schoharie” at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30pm. Combs, Jr. has been deeply involved in the creation of the Schoharie Eagle Trail in Schoharie County, NY.

Combs, Jr. photographs birds and Eagles as well as monitors nesting habits in the region. As a resident of Schoharie County, he has recently joined forces with the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp. (SEEC) to develop and launch the Schoharie County Eagle Trail.  This trail functions as a way for visitors to discover, learn about and watch the bald eagles that live in the area.

He has been photographing the eagles of Schoharie County since 2005 and his favorite aspect of that work is witnessing interactions between adult eagles and their eaglets; being able to watch them grow.

The presentation will be preceded by a short meeting of the Friends group. It is free and open to the public, though donations to the non-profit will be gratefully accepted. This program will be held inside the Enders House adjacent to the Visitor Center/Museum on Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter.

For more information about programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email, or visit our NYS Parks webpage. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center is location at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 78 million people annually.  For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow-on Twitter.

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