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San Bernardino National Forest counts bald eagles for winter

A total of nine bald eagles were spotted during San Bernardino National Forest's first count of the winter season.

December 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The San Bernardino National Forest conducted its first bald eagle count of the winter season.

A total of nine were spotted around the lakes in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains, including the Big Bear-Baldwin Lake area, Lake Arrowhead and Lake Gregory.

Officials say the number of bald eagles in Southern California is usually low in December and increases in January and February as more eagles migrate south.

There are three remaining eagle counts this season.