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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad Questions & Answers

Boerne

What time of year is the best for seeing the eagles?

9 months ago Answer

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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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We went the end of June and saw an adult and a youngster.

4 months ago
Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
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Anytime although we saw a limitless number on an October excursion

7 months ago
Fairfax, Virginia
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I never saw any eagles though everyone else did including my husband. We took the ride in September. I imagine they are there all the time but even at that slow pace, they are difficult to see in a moving train, its quite a distance away from the nests.

7 months ago
McLean VA
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Linda M gave a better answer than i could.

9 months ago
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Eagles in that area lay eggs in early February, so by April they have hatchlings to feed. The parents will be busy fishing and hunting from Spring through late summer so that is the most active period, but even through Fall you can spot eagles in the trough. We took our ride this time in late September and spotted five eagles and one aerie during our ride.

9 months ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
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While I cannot answer what is the best time of the year, I can pass along that the afternoon train ride is when the eagles are most active.

My guess would be a Spring afternoon might be a good time of year, especially if you are dressed up warm to ride in the open car to observe the eagles.

9 months ago
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