Those interested in enjoying the great outdoors, while also being productive, may want to join the Forest Service for this Saturday’s eagle count, which takes place both in the Baldwin Lake area and along the shoreline of Big Bear Lake. The ongoing American bald eagle census, which is now in its 31st year, included 26 volunteers in the Big Bear Valley during the December count, which amounted to four eagles spotted here, in addition to another six in surrounding lakes of the San Bernardino National Forest area, including Lake Arrowhead, Silverwood Lake and Lake Hemet. To participate in Saturday’s one-hour count at 9am, volunteers need not have experience—just bring binoculars, pen and a watch, and dress warmly. The eagle count will begin with an 8am orientation at the Big Bear Discovery Center, and volunteers can expect to be done around 10am. For more information, contact Forest Service Biologist Marc Stamer at the Big Bear Ranger Station at 382-2828. Subsequent counts will be held on February 13 and March 13.
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