Big Bear Lake, CA, March 8, 2013 –  Due to snow and road conditions in the mountains, the bald eagle counts at Big Bear Lake, Lake Hemet, Lake Gregory, and Lake Arrowhead have been cancelled for Saturday March 9th.


Big Bear Lake, CA, March 6, 2013 – Volunteers are needed to help the Forest Service count bald eagles in the next bald eagle count in the San Bernardino Mountains this Saturday, March 9, 2013. This will be the last bald eagle census for this winter. Volunteers will be stationed at vantage points around Big Bear Lake, 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. Children and groups are welcome to participate. Big Bear Lake area volunteers will meet at 8am at the Big Bear Discovery Center for orientation. Call (909) 382-2832 for more information. There will be a free bald eagle talk at the Discovery Center at 11am after the eagle count.  Contact the Discovery Center (909) 866-2789 for more information.