Harrisburg Falcon Watch
Volunteers are needed to help ensure the success and safety of the Peregrine Falcons that fledge from the Rachel Carson building in Harrisburg. If you are interested, please contact Sue Hannon at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-798-6418. Volunteers keep watch on the lawn across the street from the Rachel Carson building at 4th and Market Streets in Harrisburg, and will be expected to be available for 2-3 hour shifts between 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on weekdays or between 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. on weekend days, starting sometime around Memorial Day, depending on the young falcons’ flight readiness. (They are expected to fledge the weekend after Memorial Day). Primarily, volunteers keep their eyes on juvenile falcons so that when one flies, it can be kept in sight. When a fledgling's landing location is identified, the shift coordinator determines how to proceed. Volunteers will need to bring binoculars, a lawn chair, water, sunscreen, etc., and will receive all necessary instruction from the shift coordinator. The PA Department of Environmental Protection oversees the Falcon Watch.