Big Bear, Ca, February 15, 2011, 12:00pm –
On Saturday February 12th, the third bald eagle count of the winter was conducted by local, Federal, and State biologists, and volunteers around lakes in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. A grand total of 8 eagles (5 adults and 3 juveniles) were observed at the lake areas during the one-hour count. Five eagles (2 adults and 3 juveniles) were observed in the Big Bear/Baldwin Lake area. Two adult eagles were observed at Lake Hemet, and one adult eagle was observed at Lake Perris. In the Big Bear area, 82 volunteers participated in the eagle census. The Forest Service and State Recreation Area biologists would like to thank those volunteers for their participation. The next eagle count will take place on Saturday, March 12th.