Big Bear, Ca, February 7, 2011, 12:00pm -
Volunteers are needed to help the San Bernardino National Forest Service count bald eagles in the annual winter bald eagle counts on February 12th and March 12th. Concurrent bald eagle counts are held at Big Bear Lake and Baldwin Lake. Volunteers will be stationed at vantage points around the lakes, where they map and note any eagle observations during a 1-hour period. Through this method, the Forest Service gathers information about eagles in the area and changes in population numbers. There is no experience needed to be a volunteer. Volunteers should dress warmly and bring binoculars and a watch. Big Bear area volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. Saturday at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Contact Marc Stamer at 909-382-2828 for more information.