American Bald Eagle Count Now Up to Nine for the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Twenty-seven volunteers joined U.S. Forest Service biologists at the Big Bear Discovery Center on Saturday morning, to participate in this season’s third American bald eagle count for areas that included Big Bear Lake and Baldwin Lake. During the one-hour count on the 13th, nine eagles were spotted in the Big Bear Valley … [Read more...]

Six American Bald Eagles Now Spotted in the Big Bear Valley, Per U.S. Forest Service Count

The eagles have landed here in the Big Bear Valley—in fact, another two were spotted in the areas surrounding Big Bear Lake and Baldwin Lake since the U.S. Forest Service count in December. As of this weekend’s American bald eagle census count for our area, six eagles (three adults and three juveniles) were counted by biologists with the San … [Read more...]

Volunteers Welcome to Participate in Forest Service Eagle Count This Saturday

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 … [Read more...]

Forest Service Counts Four American Bald Eagles in the Big Bear Valley

American bald eagles winter here in the Big Bear Valley, given our location along the Pacific Migratory Flyway and the millions of ducks (which are food for the eagles), which pass through the San Bernardino mountains. In order to track the eagles, the U.S. Forest Service has conducted winter counts since 1978 and, as of this month’s one-hour … [Read more...]

Boat Launch Ramps Closed for Season to Allow for American Bald Eagle Habitat

December is for the birds—at least insomuch as the Municipal Water District’s boat launch ramps are concerned. As of today, December 1, and through March 31, both the Carol Morrison East Boat Launch Ramp, on the North Shore at Stanfield Cutoff, and the Duane Boyer West Boat Launch Ramp, just west of Fawnskin, on Big Bear Lake are closed to … [Read more...]

Two Fishing Tournament Permits Approved by MWD, as Well as Plans for Peninsula Recontouring Project and Office for Boat Ramp

There are two fishing events planned for Big Bear Lake in May, as the Board of Directors of the Big Bear Municipal Water District granted event permits for both at their meeting of March 19. That said, fisherman can look forward to the 27th annual Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic on May 16 & 17 and the Big Bear Lake Resort Association’s … [Read more...]

Seven Eagles on Big Bear Vacation

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On Saturday March 14th, the final 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.  During beautiful weather conditions, large numbers of volunteers turned out for a chance to see one of our magnificent national birds.  The effort was … [Read more...]

Six Bald Eagles Spotted in Big Bear in January; Volunteers Welcome on Forest Service’s Saturday Count

February eagle counts in the Big Bear Valley have resulted in as many as 27 here (in 1979); last February's count was not held, due to severe snow.

Bald eagle counts have been conducted in the Big Bear Valley since 1979, and these winter counts overseen by the U.S. Forest Service contribute to the nation-wide Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Census to assess recovery status of the species. As many as 28 eagles were spotted in the Big Bear Lake and Baldwin Lake areas in the winter of 1983/1984 though, in … [Read more...]

Bald Eagle Count with U.S. Forest Service

Volunteers are welcome to participate in the bald eagle count; meet at Big Bear Discovery Center at 8am for one-hour count at 9am. Bring binoculars, a watch and warm clothing. More info: 909/866-3437. … [Read more...]

Bald Eagle Count with U.S. Forest Service

Adult eagles have a white head and tail, while juvenile eagles have a brown head and tail for the first 4-5 years of their life.

Volunteers are welcome to participate in the bald eagle count; meet at Big Bear Discovery Center at 8am for one-hour count at 9am. Bring binoculars, a watch and warm clothing. More info: 909/866-3437. Update: The 2/14 count has been cancelled due to weather. The next eagle count with the U.S. Forest Service will take place on March 14. … [Read more...]