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Five Bald Eagles Spotted In First Eagle Count Of The Season

San Bernardino Mountains, Ca, December 20, 2010, 8:00am – On Saturday December 18, the first bald eagle count of the winter was conducted by local Federal and State biologists and volunteers around lakes in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains.  This marks the 32nd year that the San Bernardino National Forest has organized monthly winter bald eagle counts! The cloudy, wet winter weather provided challenging conditions for volunteers hoping to observe one of our magnificent national birds. However the effort was successful in tallying the bald eagles spending their winter vacations at local mountain lakes. A grand total of 5 eagles (5 adults) were observed at the lake areas during the 1- hour count.  Two adult eagles ) were observed in the Big Bear/Baldwin Lake area; and other eagles were seen at Lake Arrowhead, Silverwood Lake, and Lake Perris.  Approximately 52 volunteers participated in the 1-hour eagle census.   The Forest Service and State Recreation Area biologists would like to thank those volunteers for their participation!  The next eagle count will take place on January...

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Volunteers Needed to Help Count Bald Eagles

Big Bear, Ca, December 17, 2010, 8:00am – Volunteers are needed to help the Forest Service count bald eagles in the San Bernardino National Forest annual winter bald eagle counts in the San Bernardino Mountains on Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, and March 12. Concurrent Bald Eagle counts are held at Big Bear Lakeand 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. Eagle counts for this winter have been scheduled for the following Saturday mornings:  December 18, January 8, February 12, and March 12. Volunteers should dress warmly and bring binoculars and a watch. Big Bear Lake area volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive. Contact Marc Stamer at 909-382-2828 for more...

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