The U. S. Forest Service has scheduled one more bald eagle count for this winter. The count will be on Saturday morning, Jan. 13.

Two bald eagles reside on the shores of Lake Hemet. In 2014, they produced two eaglets.

The local count will be at Lake Hemet. Volunteers meet at the Lake Hemet Market at 8:30 a.m. on the above dates for orientation. Contact Ann Bowers ([email protected] or 909-382-2935) for more information.

Other counts that day within the San Bernardino National Forest will be at Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Gregory, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area and Lake Perris State Recreation Area.

The female of the bald eagle pair, who nest at Big Bear Lake, laid a pair of eggs last week. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the eggs should hatch in about five weeks. The second bald eagle count of the 2017-18 season is Saturday, Jan. 13.
Photo courtesy Zach Behrens, U.S. Forest Service