Big Bear Lake, CA, March 20, 2012, 4:00pm – On Saturday March 10, the final bald eagle count of the season was conducted by local Federal and State biologists and volunteers around lakes in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. Approximately 54 volunteers participated in the 1-hour eagle census in the Big Bear/Baldwin Lake area where 6 eagles were observed. While this was the last census for this season, the Forest Service and California Department of Fish and Game need more volunteers to monitor the nest site at Big Bear Lake and provide the public with opportunities to view the eaglet, nicknamed Jack, from a safe distance. The volunteers will be stationed with spotting scopes at Dana Point Park in Fawnskin. People interested in helping monitor the bald eagle nest should contact NFA Volunteer coordinator Meredith Brandon at 382-2824. In addition, District Biologist Robin Eliason will be presenting a talk on bald eagles at 11am on March 24 at the Big Bear Discovery Center. For additional information about the bald eagle nest viewing opportunities, contact the Big Bear Discovery Center.