Lots of eagles

Lots of eagles
Kate Bouey
Castanet
January 27, 2016

For a bird that used to be an endangered species, the bald eagle appears to be in plentiful supply in the North Okanagan.

At total of 134 bald eagle adults and 35 sub-adults were spotted by the North Okanagan Naturalists Club on Jan. 17.

Club members saw one golden eagle.

As well, 123 adult trumpeter swans and 37 juveniles were counted.

The North Okanagan count zone covers four areas and a total of nine different routes including, north to Sicamous, the south end of Mabel Lake via Lavington and Lumby and Enderby through Kingfisher and out to Mabel Lake.

In the Vernon area, several groups scout the north and south end of Kalamalka Lake, the Vernon arm of Okanagan Lake and the Head of the Lake area.

Count numbers are collected from groups across the B.C. interior and elsewhere and form a database used by university students and graduate ornithologists in various bird research programs.