High on a hillside overlooking the Allegheny River sits a sycamore tree chosen by a pair of red-tailed hawks to build a nest. This is where our Harmar Bald Eagles have chosen to make a home. The land the nest sits on is being purchased by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania to protect it from development.
The nest looks down on Twelve-mile Island and the Hulton Bridge. There is no walking trail nearby like the Hays nest has, nor is there much parking either as there is some construction traffic still.
Here are some maps of the area I created in Google Earth. I have used approximate locations for the nests as I have never seen the Harmar nest except on the nest cam. The Hays nest I have seen from the trail.
The distances indicated in red are as follows:
- Downtown to Harmar nest = 10.5 miles
- Downtown to Hays = 5.23 miles
- Downtown to Crescent 12.9 miles
- Harmar to Hays = 10.4 miles
- Harmar to Crescent = 19.4 miles
- Crescent to Hays = 18 miles
Image courtesy of PixController, ASWP, The National Aviary and Wild Earth.