Big Bear, Ca, December 14, 2011, 3:00pm – The Forest Service is looking for volunteers to help count bald eagles this Saturday. This is the 34th Season in which winter bald eagle counts have taken place in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountain areas. Volunteer’s will be stationed at vantage points around Big Bear Lake, in which they will map and note any eagle observations during a 1-hour period on Saturday Morning. “Through this method, the Forest Service has acquired information about areas eagles use and fluctuations in population numbers,” said Forest Service wildlife biologist Marc Stamer. “There’s no experience needed for volunteers and this is a wonderful opportunity to catch a glimpse of our breath-taking national symbol.” In addition to Saturday mornings eagle count, there will be counts on January 14, February 11, and March 10. Volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive. Contact Robin Eliason 909-382-2832 for more information.
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