Bald Eagle count in Squamish draws concern

Wildlife News

Ever year, dozens of people gather by the Squamish River for a glimpse of the majestic bald eagle. Between the months of November and January, Squamish plays host to one of North America’s largest congregations of the wintering bald eagles, but this year there’s been a noticeable drop in the number of bald eagles.

“We’re in trouble,” said the organizer of the 29th annual bald eagle count, Thor Froslev.


In total, 324 bald eagles had been spotted by the afternoon, a particularly low number according to eagle experts.

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