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  • Title: Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory - Located in Monroe County, West Virginia monitors Hawk, Eagle, Falcon, Osprey Migration along the birds' eastern route. Count Data; Bird & Scenic Photos and Learning Section.
    Descriptive info: .. Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory.. Tower: 37.. °.. 30' 16.. 1388 north (37.. 504483) 080.. 27' 10.. 5618 west (-80.. 452934).. Parking Lot: 37.. 30' 35.. 5572 north (37.. 509877) 080.. 26' 16.. 9404 west (-80.. 438039).. Monroe County, West Virginia.. Elevation 3812 feet.. Since 1952, Hanging Rock has been a monitoring point for hawk, eagle, falcon, and osprey migration along the birds' eastern route.. Look for us on.. Facebook.. ---------------------------------.. Monroe County Video.. 2014 Fall Count.. Data posted through.. 11-12.. The dates for the 2015 eagle surveys are set for January 10 and March 14.. These are point count surveys along the Bluestone Lake, and the New, Greenbrier and Bluestone rivers.. Anyone can participate.. An experienced birder will be at each location to identify the birds and educate those who wish to learn about the eagles.. Email.. info@hangingrocktower.. org.. if you would like to participate.. Single day golden eagle record was set on November 12 with 13 birds.. 23 total eagles for the day.. We have finally finished a long needed project.. We have a new sanitary facility on the hill.. Thanks must go, first of all, to Doug Wood for obtaining the grant for this project, and to Mountain RC D and the West Virginia Conservation Agency for their generosity.. We also need to recognize Brian Hirt for the countless hours he worked on the design and construction of the base and his many trips up the hill to complete the project.. Please go here for photos and more information on the volunteers.. The visitors log for 2013 showed we had over 2000 people make the trip up the hill during the mid-August through December count season.. 36 states and DC were listed.. We also had visitors from 16 foreign countries.. West Virginia led with 111 place names, next came Virginia with 69, then Ohio (18) and Florida (14).. Check to see if your town is represented.. 2013 Log..  ...   submitted by Jack Flouer have been added to the.. Photos from 2014.. Updated 11 / 12 / 2014.. Count season photos from:.. 2000.. 2001.. 2002.. 2003.. 2004.. 2005.. 2006.. 2007.. 2008.. 2009.. 2010.. 2011.. 2012.. 2013.. Latest submission by Kristen Sibold.. Counts.. Migration count data from 1959 to present.. 2013 Migration count.. Record counts.. Daily and yearly record totals.. Complete yearly totals.. Count data comparison.. Gives peak of migration dates, earliest and latest sightings for each species and compares count data from 1974 through 2003.. Results from the 2006 through 2014 local eagle surveys,.. conducted by Jim Phillips, in an attempt to determine the population in southeastern West Virginia.. Track the New River Gorge peregrines.. What is a raptor?.. Peters Mountain Roar.. by George Flouer.. What is a.. kettle?.. Learn how hawks use.. air currents when they migrate.. Comments.. Read comments left by visitors, or, submit your own.. Updated 11-09-2014.. Latest comment by.. Charity Richmond.. e-mail.. Questions, suggestions, submissions.. Links.. Links to sites of interest.. Most recent link added:.. All Best Binoculars.. a non-profit website dedicated to helping people determine the best binoculars to meet their needs.. Directions to the Tower.. How to find us.. Directions from Gap Mills, Waiteville and Rock Camp, West Virginia and from Paintbank and Blacksburg, Virginia.. Note: Due to 911 name changes, Waiteville Road is now Limestone Hill Road and.. Zenith Road at Rock Camp has been changed to Willow Bend Road.. Also, the forest.. service has erected new signs marking the trail parking for the tower.. Miscellaneous.. Looking for something that used to be on the home page? It may have been moved here.. For Wind Conditions:.. use the weather link below and click on hourly for the desired day.. Plan your trip.. Local Radar.. Detailed Forecast.. Memorial Page.. Local information on lodging, restaurants and other interesting things to do when visiting Monroe County, West Virginia.. Created by:.. Last date modified:.. RLD.. November 12, 2014..

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  • Title: 2013 Hanging Rock hawk count
    Descriptive info: Home.. Scenic Photos.. Contact.. Raptor Photos.. Current Count.. 2014 Hawk Count.. Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory, Monroe County, West Virginia.. Date.. Osprey.. Bald.. Eagle.. Golden.. Unid.. Nor.. Harrier.. Sharp.. Shin.. Cooper's.. hawk.. Acc.. Red-.. Sholdr.. Broad-.. Wing.. Tail.. Buteo.. Kestrel.. Merlin.. Pereg.. Other.. Total.. Weather.. Wind/Clouds/Temp.. Hours.. Observers Present.. 8-15.. 1.. W 3-9.. mph.. / 80% / 61°.. 5.. 5.. Rodney Davis, Brian Hirt.. 8-17.. 3.. NW 4-6.. / 100% / 69°.. 2.. 25.. Rodney Davis.. 8-21.. 8-25.. 0.. SE 4-6.. / 50% / 63°.. 8-27.. NW 0-6.. / 69°.. 4.. Bill Thomas, Wally Grant.. 8-28.. N 3-5.. / FOG / 66°.. Jim Phillips.. Shinned.. Cooper.. Broad.. Winged.. Tailed.. 8-30.. 7.. E 0-5.. / 15% / 79°.. Duane Fillingame.. 8-31.. W 0-5.. / 60% / 73°.. 6.. Duane Fillingame, Rodney Davis.. 9-1.. NW 8.. / 95% / 73°.. Duane Fillingame, Kermit Stover.. 9-3.. Bill Thomas, Rodney Davis.. 9-6.. N 3.. / 80% / 80°.. 9-8.. E 6-12.. / 100% / 58°.. 9-9.. SE 3-5.. / 20% / 63°.. 9-10.. SE 5-8.. / 100% / 61°.. 9-13.. NW 5-10.. / 100% / 53°.. 75.. 9-14.. 94.. 96.. S 4-7.. / 100% / 50°.. 8.. Bob Baker, Mike Allen, Rodney Davis.. 9-15.. 542.. 553.. SE 2.. / 90% / 68°.. 9-16.. 231.. 245.. NW 3-6.. / 80% / 59°.. 9.. Jim Phillips, Bob Baker, Mike Allen, Rodney Davis, Sharyn Ogden, Brian Hirt, Wilson Rankin, Kermit Stover.. 9-17.. 590.. 601.. SE 6-10.. / 70% / 59°.. Duane Fillingame, Cindy Dave Ellis, Rodney Davis, Sharyn Ogden, Kermit Stover, Simon Lollis, Jim Phillips, Brian Hirt.. 9-18.. 581.. 607.. NW 2.. / 70% / 63°.. Wilson Rankin, Duane Fillingame, Cindy Dave Ellis, Bob Baker, Sharyn Ogden, Linwell Booth, Marilyn Fleshman, Wally Grant, Emily Bill Johnson.. 9-19.. Fog.. 9-20.. 164.. 186.. / 5% / 64°.. Bob Baker, Rodney Davis, Sharyn  ...   64°.. Jim Phillips, Bill Thomas, Wally Grant, Rodney Davis, David White, Dan Bicker.. 10-2.. / 10% / 64°.. 10-3.. SE 12-20.. Kevin Cade, Rodney Davis.. 10-4.. 30.. NW 10-18.. / 50% / 50°.. Duane Fillingame, Brian Hirt, Simon Lollis, Josh Lipton.. 10-5.. 17.. 33.. W 4-6.. / 5% / 46°.. Sharyn Ogden, Rodney Davis, Anna Altizer, Alan Rice.. 10-8.. 85.. 12.. 122.. WNW 6-12.. / 5% / 56°.. Jim Phillips, Bill Thomas, Wally Grant, Rodney Davis, Mike Allen.. 10-9.. 13.. 136.. 21.. 196.. NW 3-8.. / 50% / 60°.. Jim Phillips, Sandy Fenstermacher, Rodney Davis, Mike Allen.. 10-13.. D Bieker, D Hannah, D White.. 10-15.. 11.. W 3-4.. / 60% / 54°.. 10-17.. 1*.. W 3-8.. / 5% / 58°.. Bill Thomas, Rodney Davis, Brian Hirt.. 10-19.. 78.. 139.. WNW 6-14.. / 20% / 42°.. Sharyn Ogden, Rickie Blankenship.. 10-22.. 53.. / 100% / 39°.. Rodney Davis, Bill Thomas, Wilson Rankin.. 10-23.. 35.. NW 8-10.. / 80% / 40°.. Jim Phillips, Tom Weiboldt.. 10-24.. NW 4-10.. / 30% / 45°.. 10-25.. 29.. Nancy Roberts, Dan Price.. 10-26.. 14.. 90.. 134.. NW 6-15.. / 0% / 55°.. Sharyn Ogden, Brian Hirt, Wilson Rankin.. 10-27.. / 10% / 61°.. Jim Phillips, Rodney Davis.. 10-28.. W 3-10.. / 30% / 70°.. Bill Thomas.. 10-30.. 15.. NW 3-5.. 11-02.. 58.. 75.. NNW 6-15.. / 5% / 30°.. Brian Hirt, Rodney Davis, Jolene Myers, Mike Allen.. 11-05.. / 100% / 52°.. 11-07.. 18.. 27.. W 6-13.. / 90% / 70°.. 11-08.. S 2-4.. / 50% / 38°.. Brian Hirt, Peggy Danny Sparks.. 11-09.. W 0-2.. / 50% / 48°.. Brian Hirt, Rodney Davis, Jolene Myers.. 11-10.. NW 7-12.. / 10% / 39°.. Rodney Davis, Mike Griffith, Wilson Rankin, Jolene Myers, JRay Davis.. Totals.. 45.. 160.. 536.. 104.. 3121.. 382.. 4515.. 277.. Total Hours.. *10-17 Unidentified Falcon.. *10-23 Goshawk..

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  • Title: Outhouse construction
    Descriptive info: First we must recognize the people who helped with the project:.. Jim Allen.. Mike Allen.. Bob Baker.. Gary Bishop.. Jerry Davis.. Chris Earp.. Rick Greg.. Brian Hirt.. Bailey McKinney.. Jeff Myers.. Russell Myers.. Roxana Navab-Boushehri.. Sharyn Ogden.. Bill Powers.. Betsy Reeder.. Robert Shaw.. James Umberger.. Doug Wood.. Brian Waters.. Jack Waters.. Sam Waters.. We also want to thank the unnamed volunteers who helped carry pieces of the base up the hill on our Hawks and Hiking Day.. Brian Hirt starting the fabrication process.. A hole was dug and a plastic barrel was placed in it  ...   be carried up the hill.. And reconstructed on site.. The base was filled with rock for ballast.. The Waters boys.. Part of the rock collection crew.. Then the deck was completed.. Brian says the pledge of allegiance while Bailey does all the work.. Finishing the base.. Brian then brought the outhouse skid and tank up on his fancy transportation device.. Then a work day was planned to get the pieces of the outhouse up the hill and construct it.. What a crew.. The ribbon cutting was preformed by outhouse engineer / logistics supervisor, Brian Hirt..

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  • Title: Visitor's Log 2013 Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory
    Descriptive info: The visitors log for 2013 showed we had over 2000 people 'make the trip up the hill during the mid-August through December count season.. WEST VIRGINIA (111).. VIRGINIA (69).. OHIO (18).. NEW JERSEY( 8).. TEXAS.. ALASKA.. COUNTRIES REPRESENTED (16).. ACCORVILLE.. ALEXANDRIA.. CINCINNATI.. EWING.. BRYAN.. ANCHORAGE.. AUSTRALIA.. ALDERSON.. ALLEGHANY.. CLEVELAND.. HOPEWELL.. DENTON.. CHINA.. ASBURY.. ANNANDALE.. COLUMBUS.. MORRISTOWN.. WAXAHACHIE.. ARIZONA.. DENMARK.. ATHENS.. ARLINGTON.. DELTA.. NEWARK.. KEAMS CANYON.. EL SALVADOR.. BALLARD.. BEDFORD.. EUCLID.. PENNINGTON.. HAWAII.. ENGLAND.. BECKLEY.. BLACKSBURG.. GALLOWAY.. SKILLMAN.. HONOLULU.. CALIFORNIA.. FRANCE.. BLUEFIELD.. BLAND.. GENEVA.. TITUSVILLE.. MILILAUI.. FELTON.. GERMANY.. BOZOO.. BLUE RIDGE.. HAMILTON.. WILLIAMSTOWN.. MT VIEW.. ITALY.. BUCKHANNON.. LIMA.. CONN.. LITHUANIA.. CALDWELL.. BRISTOL.. LOWER SALEM.. NEW YORK (8).. COLORADO.. WOODBRIDGE.. NETHERLANDS.. CALHOUN CO.. CEDAR BLUFF.. MADISON.. AMHERST.. BOULDER.. SOUTH KOREA.. 'CASHMERE.. CENTERVILLE.. MARYSVILLE.. BROOKLYN.. NO CITY.. DC.. SWEDEN.. CHARLESTON.. CHARLOTTESVILLE.. MENTOR.. LARCHMONT.. TAIWAN.. CHARMCO.. CHESTERFIELD.. MT.. GILEAD.. LONG ISLAND.. GEORGIA.. LOUISIANA.. THAILAND.. CLAYTON.. CHRISTIANSBURG.. NORWICH.. NEW YORK.. LAKELAND.. NEW ORLEANS.. TURKEY.. COAL CITY.. CLIFTON FORGE.. SHREVE.. ROCHESTER.. WATKINSVILLE.. UZBEKISTAN.. CRAB ORCHARD.. CLOVERDALE.. SYLVANIA.. SYRACUSE.. MASS.. CRAIGSVILLE.. COVINGTON.. WINTERSVILLE.. TROY.. ILLINOIS.. BOSTON.. CRAWLEY.. CRAIG.. BOLINGBROOK.. CROSS LANES.. CRAIG CO.. FLORIDA (14).. PENN.. (7).. 'GERMAN VALLEY.. MAINE.. DANESE.. CROWS.. APOLLO BEACH.. BENTON.. DANIELS.. DUBLIN.. 'BUSHNELL.. LATROBE.. INDIANA.. DAWSON.. EAGLE ROCK.. DELRAY BEACH.. PHILADELPHIA.. CONVERSE.. MISS.. DUNBAR.. FALLS CHURCH.. ENGLEWOOD.. PITTSBURG.. FISHERS.. OCEAN SPRINGS..  ...   HANS CREEK.. KEYSVILLE.. MARYLAND (11).. SEATTLE.. HERNDON.. LEESBURG.. BALTIMORE.. ALABAMA (5).. HICO.. LOVETTSVILLE.. BETHESDA.. AUBURN.. HILLSBORO.. LYNCHBURG.. ELLICOTT CITY.. BIRMINGHAM.. HINTON.. MARION.. LEONARDTOWN.. HOLLYWOOD.. MIDLOTHIAN.. NO CITY.. MAYLENE.. HUNTINGTON.. MILLBORO.. OWINGS MILLS.. WETUMPKA.. HURRICANE.. MONETA.. 'POA REPUBLIC.. HUTTONSVILLE.. NARROWS.. SILVER SPRINGS.. KENTUCKY (4).. JUMPING BRANCH.. NEW CASTLE.. TALL TIMBERS.. ALISTA.. KANAWAHA.. NEW KENT.. UNION BRIDGE.. LEXINGTON.. KANAWHA CO.. PALMYRA.. UPPER MARLBORO.. VERSAILLES.. KEGLEY.. PEARISBURG.. VINE GROVE.. KENAN.. PEMBROKE.. NO.. CAROLINA (11).. LEWISBURG.. PULASKI.. CARY.. MICH.. (4).. LINDSIDE.. QUINTON.. CHARLOTTE.. CHARLEVOIX.. LOGAN.. RADFORD.. CLEMMONS.. FLUSHING.. MABSCOTT.. RED OAK.. DUKE.. MACOMB.. MALDEN.. RICH CREEK.. EDEN.. MAN.. RICHMOND.. ELKIN.. MARIE.. RINER.. HIGH POINT.. MINN.. MARLINTON.. ROANOKE.. LELAND.. ASKOV.. MARTINSBURG.. ROCKY MOUNT.. MORGANTON.. DAKOTA.. MERCER CO.. SALEM.. RALEIGH.. MINNEAPOLIS.. MONROE COUNTY.. SHAWSVILLE.. WILMINGTON.. WILLOW RIVER.. MONTCALM.. SINKING CREEK.. MORGANTOWN.. SPOUT SPRING.. TENN.. MUDDY CREEK MTN.. STAUNTON.. BLUFF CITY.. MULLINS.. TROUTVILLE.. CLARKSVILLE.. NITRO.. VIENNA.. MURHIESBORO.. OAK HILL.. VINTON.. NASHVILLE.. OAKVALE.. WARM SPRING.. ORGAN CAVE.. WAYNESBORO.. PARKERSBURG.. WINCHESTER.. PETERSTOWN.. PICKAWAY.. PINCH.. PIPESTEM.. POCA.. POCAHONTAS CO.. POTTS MOUNTAIN.. POWELLTON.. PRINCETON.. PUTNAM CO.. QUINWOOD.. RAINELLE.. RED HOUSE.. RIPLEY.. ROCK CAMP.. RONCEVERTE.. RUPERT.. SAM BLACK.. SANDSTONE.. SCOTT DEPOT.. SECOND CREEK.. SHADY SPRING.. SHINNSTON.. SINKS GROVE.. SOD.. ST.. ALBANS.. SUMMERS CO.. SURVEYOR.. SWEET SPRINGS.. TALCOTT.. UNION.. VALLEY HEAD.. WAITEVILLE.. WALTON.. WAVERLY.. WEIKLE.. WESTON.. WHEELING.. WHITE SULPHUR SP.. WOLF CREEK.. ZENITH..

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  • Title: Raptors in southern West Virginia
    Descriptive info: Photos of eagles in southern West Virginia.. The first eight photos were taken by Brian Hirt at the 2011 January eagle count near Bluestone Lake in southern West Virginia.. Two bald eagle photos taken near Alderson, WV by Shawn Bobbi McClung in late February, 2009.. Three bald eagle photos taken on Bluestone Lake by Brian Hirt during the breeding survey in  ...   sight on the New River and one is of an immature bald taken near the nest sight.. Jeff Hajenga took these of a golden eagle on a deer pile in Pipestem State Park.. Third year bald eagle taken at Moncove Lake by Sharyn Ogden.. Bald eagle making a run at the coots.. Immature red-shouldered photos at Moncove lake by Sharyn Ogden..

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  • Title: New River Eagle Surveys
    Descriptive info: 2014 March Eagle Survey.. New, Bluestone and Greenbrier Rivers.. March 8, 2014.. 10:00a.. m.. - 2:00p.. 7th spring eagle survey- 7 of 11 sites reported eagles.. temps were 35-65 degrees, cloud cover was 2-80%,wind was 0-10 mph.. 33 participants.. We had two sites on the Greenbrier River, one on Indian Creek and 8 on New River.. Bald eagles - 7 adults, 10 1st year, 10 2nd year 2 3rd year = 29.. Golden eagles - 5 adults, 1 immature= 6.. total= 35.. Summers County.. th.. Annual Winter Eagle Survey.. January 11, 2014.. Thanks to the 33 volunteers who endured the rain and fog and located at least 18 eagles in Summers, Monroe Raleigh counties.. We had six sites on New River, one on Indian Creek and one on the lower Greenbrier River.. Six of the eight sites located at least one.. eagle.. The nest we have been watching has two eggs.. This year's break down is as follows:.. 14 bald eagles.. 3 golden eagles.. 1 eagle of undetermined species.. Jim Phillips, Summers County,.. Pipestem, WV.. January 12, 2013.. Thank you to all the leaders, participants and Mother Nature for a successful and record* making 8.. Winter Eagle Survey! It was hard to believe it was a winter survey.. Temperatures were in the 60 s.. Spring Peepers were calling, honey bees buzzing and dandelions blooming at Bull Falls.. We had 98 observers covering 21 sites along area streams.. There were 12 sites along New River, four sites along the Greenbrier River, three sites along the Bluestone River and single sites along Indian Creek and at Moncove Lake State Park.. Seventeen of the 21 sites produced eagles during the survey period.. The breakdown for the count follows:.. Bald eagles - 11 adults, 6 first year birds, 5 2.. nd.. year birds, 1 third year bird and 4 fourth year birds for a total of 27.. Golden eagles- 4 adults and 1 immature for a total of 5.. Undetermined eagles 2.. Grand total for the day was 34 birds.. *record for number of participants, number of bald eagles, number of sites covered and high temperature.. Next survey is March 9, 2013!.. th Annual Winter Eagle Survey.. New Bluestone Rivers, WV.. January 8, 2011.. Mouth of Indian Creek.. - Bob Baker saw no eagles.. Mouth of the Bluestone River.. - Wade Snyder, Lois Cliff Lindsay and Brian Hirt had multiple eagles in sight during the entire time.. Bluestone State Park.. - Tony Mattox had three sightings of eagles during the period.. Old Mill Campground to the mouth of the Little Bluestone River.. - Peggy Lyndon Fields saw no eagles.. Rt.. 20 Overlook near Bluestone Dam.. - Rodney Davis, Sharyn Ogden, Betsy Reeder, Rick Steelhammer, Mike Corley and Jesse Boone had multiple bald eagles in sight during the entire period and one golden eagle.. Bellepoint.. - Jim Judy Phillips saw one adult and two immature bald eagles and one adult golden eagle during the survey.. Brooks Overlook.. - Ron Wendy Perrone saw no eagles.. Eighteen observers covered seven sites during the day.. Four of the seven sites experienced eagles during the survey.. Comparing times and locations we can determine that we had at least 13(3 adult, 10 immature) bald eagles and one adult golden eagle for the day.. We hope to do a spring eagle survey in early to mid-March, 2011.. Compiled by Jim Phillips.. March Eagle Survey.. March 6, 2010.. New Bluestone Rivers from Bertha Campground downstream to Brooks, WV.. Participants: Mindy Allen Waldron, Mark Mullins, Brian Hirt, Wade Snyder, Tony Mattox, Elly Charles Edwards, Bev Chuck Wright, Betsy Reeder, Ben Markell, Jim Judy Phillips.. Bald eagles - 19(13 immature, 6 adult).. Golden eagles - 5(3 immature, 2 adult).. We had about 40 visitors to the various stations during the day.. I can account for at least 26 meals and a tank of gas purchased in Hinton and a campsite rented in Pipestem State Park because of the birds.. I encourage birders to wear their binoculars into local business establishments.. Jim Phillips, compiler.. 5th Annual Winter Eagle Survey.. January 9, 2010.. New River at Glen Lyn, VA and Hinton, WV and the mouth of the Bluestone River.. Participants: Bill Opengari, Tony Mattox, Wade Snyder, Rodney Davis, Courtney Clemons, Betsy Reeder, Jim Judy Phillips and Kathy Holloway.. We found at least 6(3 adult, 3 immature) bald eagles and 2(1 adult, 1 immature) golden eagles.. Excitement - Dogs chased a deer  ...   toward Bluestone Darn.. -David Cindy Caldwell had a brief look at an immature eagle (species not determined) just before 2:00.. 20 Bluestone Lake Overlook, Bluestone S.. -Ron Wendy Perrone had bald eagles in view during the entire period.. During the day they had 2 adults, 2 different 1st year birds and 1 3rd year bird.. They were joined part of the time by Ann Grady McRae.. Bellepoint Park,.. U.. Army Corps.. -Rodney Davis, Bob Farley, Betsy Reeder, Kermit Stover, Tim Ellen Pyles saw no eagles.. 1/2 mile above Sandstone Falls, New River Gorge National River.. -Kathleen Holloway and Lisa Clemmer saw an adult bald eagle perched at.. 10:30.. At 1:15 while they were watching an adult bald eagle perched in a tree, a second adult bald eagle flew in.. Sandstone Visitor's Center, New River Gorge National River.. -Richard Altare saw no eagles.. Prepared by.. Pipestem State Park.. January 6, 2007.. Shanklin s Ferry, Bluestone WMA.. - Bill Peggy Opengari saw two adult bald eagles fly up river at 10:00 a.. At 12:15, two adult bald eagles were soaring where the earlier birds had been seen.. - Allen Mindy Waldron, Cheryl Miller, Mark Mullins Alma Lowry saw 2 adult bald eagles soaring in from the east and heading down river between 10:30 and 10:45.. At 11:50, an adult bald eagle came down river past them.. - Brian Hirt, Betty Harler, Leah Thomas, Karen Ryan Susan Harlan saw 2 adult bald eagles soaring between 1:30 and 1:45.. A fisherman told them there had been 3 adult bald eagles there earlier in the day.. McKeever Lodge, Pipestem S.. - Cara Vance thought she had a golden eagle over the Bluestone Gorge.. From her message, I think it was more likely a rough- legged hawk.. Handicap Fishing Pier, Bluestone S.. - Lisa Clemmer Kathy Holloway saw an immature golden eagle soaring from 10:00 to 10:15, 10:45 to 11:00 and 11:45 to 12:00.. From 11:30 to 12:00 they had 2 immature bald eagles.. Bellepoint Park, Army Corps.. - Rodney Davis Cotty Farley saw 2 bald eagles(1 adult, 1 unknown age) kettle and head down river at 10:53.. Unk l Rays.. 20 Overlook (north of Hinton).. Sandstone Falls, NPS.. - Richard Altare saw no eagles.. Public Stream Access, Talcott.. - John Lynn Mugaas saw no eagles.. Greenbrier River Trail (Beard to Rorrer).. - Sharon Kearns saw no eagles.. Wendy Perrone received notice from a researcher in Pennsylvania of a golden eagle with a radio transmitter being tracked to south eastern West Virginia.. Could be the bird seen during our survey.. Based on these notes,.. it looks like we had.. 7 bald eagles(5 adults, 2 immatures) and 1 golden eagle (immature).. Compiled by Jim Phillips, Pipestem State Park.. Jim can be contacted through this site.. Below are two of our locals.. Taken by a National Parks Service employee on the New River between Sandstone and Hinton, West Virginia.. January 7, 2006.. Shanklin s Ferry, Bluestone WMA -.. Bill Peggy Opengari.. One adult bald eagle flying up river at 10:45.. Jesse Anderson.. One immature golden eagle rode a thermal and headed east at 10:45.. Jim Judy Phillips.. No eagles.. Nancy Ford, Alma Lowry, Allen Mindy Waldron.. Two adult bald eagles perched across the river from 1:20 to 2:00 p.. At 2:00, one bird flew down river out of sight.. The other bird was still perched at 2:10.. Mouth of the Bluestone River, Bluestone State Park -.. Darron Light, Dave, Flynn, Lynn Rebecca Pollard.. Two adult bald eagles were soaring at 10:00 a.. At noon, one adult bald eagle was chasing crows or ravens.. From 1:30 to 1:45 two adult bald eagles were soaring.. One adult bald eagle was soaring from 1:45 to 2:00.. Crissy Clark Sean Pettrey.. One adult bald eagle circling above the north end of the Lilly Bridge heading to the east at 10:01 a.. Bellepoint Park, U.. Rodney Davis Margaret Hank.. Unk l Rays, Hinton -.. Ron Wendy Perrone.. st.. NPS Pull-off below Madam s Creek -.. Brian McMillan.. Brooks Falls, NPS -.. David Cindy Caldwell.. Sandstone Falls, NPS -.. Richard Altare.. Sandstone P.. O.. Lisa Clemmer Kathleen Holloway.. Our January 7, 2006 survey shows that we have at least four adult bald eagles and one immature golden eagle along New River from Shanklin s Ferry to Sandstone, WV.. An immature bald eagle was seen near Bluestone Dam on January 5, 2006 and one at Narrows, VA on December 26, 2005..

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  • Title: Panorama Ogden
    Descriptive info: Panorama shot taken by Sharyn Ogden..

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  • Title: 2011 Hanging Rock Tower raptor photos
    Descriptive info: Photo of a hawk.. kettle.. taken by David Hypes.. Immature red-tail taken by Sharyn Ogden.. Three Cooper's hawk photos taken by Sharyn Ogden.. Three photos of a mature bald taken by Wilson Rankin.. This one shows we are often looking down on the birds we see.. Four more eagle photos by Wilson Rankin.. One of a first year bald eagle.. And three of an immature golden playing with a raven.. Characteristic markings of an immature golden..

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  • Title: Trail to Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory
    Descriptive info: Hanging Rock Tower is a simple forest service fire tower on top of a mountain.. Its proximity to the Allegheny Trail allows for year-round casual visitors, but most of the birding activity takes place during the fall migration season which runs from the middle of August through November.. There is no electricity, running water, or bathroom facilities other than an outdoor privy (which we keep as clean as possible).. You need to be sure to take drinking water.. Other items you may want to take are binoculars, food, sunglasses, an extra layer of clothing (it is sometimes a different world on top of the hill), sunscreen, hat, bird books, and comfortable hiking shoes.. It will take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes to make the trip up  ...   many different kinds of vegetation.. Ferns seem to be the ground cover of choice for the area.. Whichever starting point you choose, you eventually wind up at the fence.. It is a good spot to take a short break before the second half of the climb.. After a short climb of the somewhat steep variety, the trail will flatten out as you angle upslope to the tower.. Keep going, the worst is behind you.. Some local color.. There is a sign marking the turn off the Allegheny Trail to the tower.. The trail takes you under some of the rock formations that give the area its name.. Our famous privy was listed in the book.. Way Out in West Virginia.. as having the best view from an outhouse..

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  • Title: Welcome Page for Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory
    Descriptive info: on Peter's Mountain in Monroe.. County, West Virginia, is a former fire tower now used to monitor raptor migration.. Every year, starting around.. the first of September,.. volunteers man the tower to.. watch for migrating hawks, eagles, falcons, and ospreys.. The building shown in the.. photo, built in 1956, was destroyed by fire on.. February 10, 1996.. It was rebuilt in the summer of 1997 using the original plans.. Please let us know if you have anything you wish to contribute to these pages, or if you have suggestions on how to improve them..

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  • Title: Hanging Rock Raptor Migration Observatory History
    Descriptive info: Tower History.. The following is an excerpt from an article written by George Hurley which appeared in the April,.. May, June 1996 issue of the Brooks Bird Club newsletter,.. The Mail Bag.. The tower dated to 1956 when the state built it to use as a fire lookout.. In 1972, it was abandoned when planes took over the job of spotting fires.. The Handlan Chapter, Brooks Bird Club, along with hawk watchers in Monroe County, took over its maintenance and upkeep.. By this time, neglect and vandalism had taken its toll and the tower was in disrepair.. Through a grant from the West Virginia Non-Game Wildlife Fund, materials were obtained in 1984 to strengthen the building's floor, reroof it, repair the deck around it, and paint it.. A set of steps was erected to facilitate tower access.. The Thomas Jefferson National Forest, under George Martin, District Ranger, furnished plastic panes to replace the broken glass.. The Forest Service, Monroe County citizens and individuals, as well as Handlan Chapter people, provided the muscle to hand carry the materials from the road to the tower.. a one-mile trek.. Major supervisions to rebuild came from George Koch and George Hurley of the Handlan Chapter.. George Flouer coordinated much of the effort from his home in Union, W.. Va.. Others making major contributions included Bob and Sally Alm and Marg Flouer of Union; Gary Bert of Waiteville; Ken Anderson of Charleston; and the Monroe County Ruritan Clubbers.. In all, over 150 party hours were required to complete the repairs.. Prior to the tower, hawk watchers sat on the bare rocks to tally the raptors.. Earliest records start in 1952 when watchers from Charleston, Huntington, and Monroe County, principally, provided the vanguard of the fall jaunt to the mountain.. Drs.. Edeburn of Marshall University and Bibby of Concord College annually led groups of students to the mountain to tally the raptors.. A group from the Handlan Chapter spent  ...   acquired the tower and surrounding land in 1983, and both were incorporated into the adjoining Jefferson National Forest.. EXCERPTED FROM THE ALLEGHENY TRAIL WATCHABLE WILDLIFE GUIDE By Doug Wood, to be printed in 2001.. The following, brief history of the observatory will give you, the reader, an appreciation for this spot as a regional icon as well as a significant natural area.. The state of WV built the observatory in the 1930s to function as a fire watch tower.. After approximately 30 years of service, the building was scheduled for destruction, to be replaced by airborne observation.. The Mountain Resource Conservation Development Area Office realized the potential significance of this structure and lobbied the U.. Forest Service to purchase it from the state.. Birders from the Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club were using the spot for scientific research into raptor migration and cooperated with the Forest Service in maintaining the building.. A private landowner allowed the researchers access to the site.. The WVSTA cooperated with the Forest Service in constructing the Allegheny Trail along the ridge from a parking area established by the Service beside Limestone Hill Road.. In the autumn of 1995, the Forest Service redecked the observatory and in February 1996, vandals burned the observatory down.. The structure that withstood whatever Mother Nature could throw at it for 60 years succumbed to thoughtless teenagers.. The public outcry, near and far, was great and the Forest Service's response to pleas to rebuild the observatory was relatively swift.. However, the Service made clear that budget constraints would make it necessary for volunteers to pitch in and help prepare the site for new construction.. Volunteers met the task head-on.. The new structure, designed similar to the original plans provided by a local resident who had helped build the old one, was dedicated on June 10, 1997, just in time to be included in the West Virginia Wildlife Viewing Guide by Mark Duda..

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