The Audubon sanctuary provides a panoramic view of the Susquehanna Valley and Oneonta, another draw in the fall, said Mason.
Last year’s total count was 4,609 raptors of 14 different species. “We’re hoping for another good season, if the weather cooperates,” Mason said, “but just the sight of one soaring eagle makes it all worthwhile.”
The DOAS sanctuary can be reached by following the signs from Southside Dr. and Swart Hollow Road in Oneonta. For further information on the Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch, contact Tom Salo at 965-8232 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Andy Mason, 652-2162, AndyMason@earthling.net, or visit www.franklinmt.org.