Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDonTap, Xfinity and the Friends of Codorus who sponsored the nest cam that sparked international interest. Also to Rich Swanson, Karen Fogle and Dawn Dennier who set up their wonderful free exchange Facebook pages which opened up this kingdom of the eagles to so many new fans. Lastly, to all the friends I have met there who walked with me on my year with the eagles, and encouraged this endeavor.
Karen Lippy has been wandering the paths of Codorus State Park with binoculars in hand searching for birds for over thirty years. While she enjoys traveling to see birds, Codorus State Park has been her very own 'birding patch' since she picked up her first pair of binoculars.
Sharing the joy of birding has become a passion almost since she viewed her first bluebird through the lens of her binoculars. As a 30 plus year volunteer at the park, she led bird walks, gave birding programs and helped several scouts win their Eagle rank through birding projects. As a kayak and pontoon guide, she shared birding information and park history with many park visitors.
In 2005, she 'discovered' a bald eagle nest on a nearby property which could be viewed from a vantage point in the Park. She began setting up scopes and watching the comings and goings of the eagles through eleven years of nestings at the Park. She shared the excitement of the birds with all who came to walk or visit the Park. The Pennsylvania Game Commission placed a nest cam at the eagle nest in 2015 assisted by sponsors HDonTap, Xfinity and the Friends of Codorus. She began a daily journal on-line for those interested in learning more about what was happening outside the nest.