Five Eagles Observed Over Weekend

Bald eagle feeding one of two chicks that hatched in early February near Big Bear Lake.  Unfortunately, the chicks did not survive the severe rain and snow storm on February 28th.  Photo Credit:  San Bernardino National Forest

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 12, 2014 - The last of four eagle censuses this winter was conducted on Saturday, with local biologists getting help from 57 volunteers. Observers spotted five bald eagles around Big Bear Lake during the one-hour count, including four adults and one juvenile. Juvenile eagles are the same size as the adults, but have a brown … [Read more...]

Bald Eagles Return to Big Bear Year After Year

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 8, 2014 - Migrating bald eagles love to winter in the San Bernardino Mountains with most of them choosing Big Bear Lake as their winter home. They're usually found near water because their diet is primarily made up of fish and ducks. Sometimes during particularly cold nights, Coots, a breed of bird on our lake, will get … [Read more...]

Stray Animals Can be “Furever Yours”

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Big Bear City, CA, February 6, 2014 -  If you’ve been wanting to add a pet to your family, now’s a good time to do it. San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control  is hosting the Furever Yours Pet Adoption Event from February 8th to the 14th at the Big Bear Animal Shelter, which currently has dogs and cats waiting for a good home. As of … [Read more...]

Zoo Makes Home for Two Endangered Beauties

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Big Bear Lake, CA, January 31, 2014 - This spring, a pair of snow leopards will relocate to our valley from Washington state’s Woodland Zoo. The sisters were born into the Species Survival program there, but a genetic defect left them each blind in one eye and ineligible for the breeding program. The program is in place because the Himalayan … [Read more...]

Six Eagles Observed During First Count

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 24, 2013 - The Forest Service held the season's first eagle count on Saturday, and the 41 observers who participated in the one-hour census in the Big Bear/Baldwin Lake area reported seeing a collective six eagles (2 adults, 4 juveniles). Volunteers are needed for the three remaining bald eagle counts this winter, … [Read more...]

Scanning the Skies for Bald Eagles

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Big Bear Lake, CA, December 12, 2013 - Every year, the Forest Service conducts simultaneous bald eagle counts are held at Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Silverwood, Lake Perris, and Lake Hemet--but they couldn't do it without volunteers. Volunteers are now being recruited for the 35th series of counts, , which will take place over the … [Read more...]

Big Bear Shelter Will Offer Free Microchips For Pets

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Big Bear Lake, CA, November 22, 2013 - The Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF) has donated $36,079 to the County’s Animal Care and Control Program, and local residents stand to benefit. The Big Bear Animal Shelter will use their share of the donation to provide thousands of animals with microchips at no cost to adoptive and reunited … [Read more...]

Big Bear Shelter Offers Free Pets For Vets

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Big Bear Lake, CA, November 8, 2013 - San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control will recognize U.S. veterans with free pet adoptions November 9 - 17, through the “Pets 2 Vets” program.  There is a limit of 2 adoptions per qualified veteran. An extra bargain is being offered tomorrow: the “Animals Are First Fund” will pay for the … [Read more...]

Watch Out For Wildlife!

San Bernardino National Forest, September 17, 2013 - Many mountain residents have heard of drivers accidentally hitting deer or bears on local highways, but here are some startling statistics: In 2010, there were over 1,800 wildlife-vehicle collisions statewide, causing approximately $1 billion in property damage (per the California Highway … [Read more...]

Poker Run Will Benefit Grizzlies

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 26, 2013 -- The 18th Annual Run for the Grizzlies is scheduled for September 7, 2013 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at a new host location: Northwoods Resort & Conference Center. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invites the motorcycling public to participate in this fundraiser supporting the Zoo’s grizzly … [Read more...]