Hays Bald Eagle Nest Watch
Offsite: Heritage Trail
Join National Aviary Ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill, at the site of the Hays Bald Eagle nest on Pittsburgh’s Southside for few hours of eagle watching. Bob will have binoculars and a spotting scope that he can share, so everyone who attends is assured a very good look at the birds and their nest.
If you’ve been following the nesting progress of the Hays eagles on our website by linking to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s video nest cam (http://www.aviary.org/BE-NestCam1), then we strongly encourage you to complement that experience with the experience of seeing these magnificent birds live and in person. Although the nest cam gives us amazing views of the nesting behaviors of the eagles, an in-person visit to the nest site gives a much wider perspective and usually results in inspiring views of the adult eagles flying past and overhead on their way to and from the nest.
Dress appropriately for the weather, bring water, snacks, and your binoculars and camera if you have them. On weekends (and after 5:00pm on week days), Keystone Iron and Metal Co. (4901 East Carson Street) has kindly allowed eagle watchers to park in their employee parking lot (see map below). From there, carefully cross the railroad tracks and get on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to the left, opposite the Sandcastle Park entrance; you will find Bob a short distance down the trail (about 500 ft).
Weekend (Only) Parking
Weekday parking (and additional weekend parking):