The eagles have landed here in the Big Bear Valley—in fact, another two were spotted in the areas surrounding Big Bear Lake and Baldwin Lake since the U.S. Forest Service count in December. As of this weekend’s American bald eagle census count for our area, six eagles (three adults and three juveniles) were counted by biologists with the San Bernardino National Forest and 33 volunteers in the Big Bear Valley. In the overall San Bernardino National Forest count on January 9, 14 eagles were spotted in areas that include Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Hemet and Silverwood Lake, thanks to the contributions of over 80 volunteers; the next Saturday morning count is scheduled for February 13. Eagles tend to winter in our area between November and April, and can generally be spotted in the tallest trees around the lakeshore, or perched on the lake ice near small groups of ducks.
Six American Bald Eagles Now Spotted in the Big Bear Valley, Per U.S. Forest Service Count
Posted on 01/14/2010 Written by