14 bald eagles spotted by 224 observers in SoCal

During a recent observation in Southern Californian mountains, a 4-year-old bald eagle (left) and a juvenile bald eagle (right) were spotted. (U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest)

Local biologists and volunteers counted 14 bald eagles during a recent observation in Southern Californian mountains.

On Saturday, 224 eagle-eyed observers assisted in spotting the bald eagles for one hour. Experts said several dozen bald eagles typically spend their winter vacations around Southern California's mountain areas.

The Forest Service and State Recreation Areas said the volunteers who helped are critical to having a more accurate eagle census.

If you're interested in joining the next bald eagle count on March 12, the U.S. Forest Service provided the following contact information:

  • Big Bear Lake/Lake Arrowhead/Lake Gregory: Contact Robin Eliason at (909) 382-2832 or reliason@fs.fed.us.

  • Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area: Contact Kathy Williams or Mark Wright at (760) 389-2303 or email katherine.williams@parks.ca.gov.

  • Lake Hemet: Contact Ann Bowers at (909) 382-2935 or annbowers@fs.fed.us.

  • Lake Perris State Recreation Area: Call (951) 940-5600.
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