Big Bear, CA, March 9, 2011, 8:00am – Volunteers are needed to help the Forest Service count bald eagles in the next winter bald eagle count in the San Bernardino Mountains this Saturday. 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. The final Eagle Count for this winter will be March 12. Volunteers should dress warmly and bring binoculars and a watch. Big Bear Lake area volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Contact Marc Stamer at 909-382-2828 for more information.

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