Eagle count near Squamish better than last year
Monday, January 04 2010 @ 01:00 PM EST
Contributed by: jkr
Annual Brackendale Bald Eagle count up slightly in 2010.
Volunteers in Brackendale, B.C., spotted 956 bald eagles during their annual count Sunday. Jan. 3, 2010. (CTV)
Updated: Sun Jan. 03 2010 18:42:31
Every winter, hundreds of bald eagles descend on the Sea-to-Sky community of Brackendale, north of Squamish.
But in recent years, their numbers have been dropping.
On Sunday, dozens of volunteers headed out for their annual count to see if the eagles are making a comeback.
By day's end, counters spotted 956 eagles -- more than last year's total of 755 but still far below past highs.
At the start of the decade, about 2,500 hundred eagles were counted. The all-time record was more than 3,700 eagles in 1994.