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Eagle Count at Lake Hemet

  • Lake Hemet Market (map)

One of the most popular organized wildlife watching activities on the San Bernardino National Forest, the annual winter bald eagle counts, is back.  Volunteer citizen scientists can come out to help collect data that help U.S. Forest Service biologists monitor wintering bald eagle populations. The program is part of an ongoing long-term monitoring effort that began in 1978.

“We’re exceptionally proud the forest has continued to be habitat for bald eagles,” said Biologist Robin Eliason. “Witnessing our national symbol in the wild is a profound experience and we’re glad it’s within reach of millions of SoCal residents.”

Meet at the Lake Hemet Market in the parking lot at 8:30am for orientation. For more information, contact Ann Bowers at annbowers@fs.fed.us or 909-382-2935.

No reservations are needed; just show up at the start time with binoculars and a way to keep time. And don’t forget to dress for winter weather!

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