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  • Published on Dec 28, 2017
    Record Eagles migrate to Lake Coeur d'Alene

    LAKE COEUR D' ALENE EAGLE WATCH 

    Each winter from November through February a migrating population of bald eagles visits the Lake Coeur d' Alene area to feed on spawning kokanee salmon. The BLM began counting bald eagles around Wolf Lodge Bay in 1974. The number of eagles returning to this area varies from year to year.

    Suggested viewing areas: Higgins Point, Mineral Ridge Boat Ramp, Mineral Ridge Trailhead 

    Directions: About 11 miles east of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Take US-90 east from Coeur d'Alene for eight miles to Wolf Lodge Bay (exit 22), then south on Highway 97 for three miles.

    Safety/Viewing Tips

    • Avoid disturbing the birds.  Do not approach them on foot.
    • Stay as far away from the birds as possible. Binoculars are essential.
    • Stay in your vehicle if viewing nearby birds.
    • Park off the main road
    • Do not stop on the road or look for eagles while driving. Interstate 90 and Highway 97 are heavily traveled. Remember, it is illegal to stop in any traffic  lane.

    Weekly Counts

    2017/2018

    December 20: 326 adults, 56 juveniles and 1 undetermined = 383 total  
    December 15: 248 adults and 45 juveniles = 293 total
    (*Only includes Mineral Ridge Boat Launch. Visibility too low for count at Mineral Ridge or Beauty Bay.)
    December 7: 323 adults and 49 immature = 372 total 
    November 30:  283 adults and 31 immature = 314 total
    November 21: 129 adults, 18 immature = 147 total
    November 16: 31 adults, 5 immature, 1 unknown = 37 total

    2016/2017 

    January 13: 4 adults, 1 juvenile = 5 total
    December 22: 222 adults, 39 juveniles = 261 total
    December 12: 196 adults, 61 juveniles = 257 total
    December 8: 166 adults,47 juveniles = 213 total
    November 28: 57 adults,12 juveniles = 69 total
    November 20: 26 total

    2015/2016 
    January 23: 27 adults, 1 juvenile=28 total
    January 9: 87 adults, 5 juveniles, 1 unknown=93 total
    December 31: 105 adults, 15 juveniles=120 total
    December 23: 114 adults, 26 juveniles=140 total
    December 17: 58 adults, 8 juveniles = 66 total
    December 10: 30 adults, 4 juveniles = 34 total
    December 3: 13 adults, 5 juveniles = 18 total
    November 25: 4 eagles spotted = 4 total
    November 19: No eagles have been spotted yet = 0 total

    2014/2015 
    January 9: 51 adults, 2 juveniles = 53 total 
    December 30: 196 adults, 21 juveniles = 217 total
    December 18: 110 adults, 19 juveniles = 129 total
    December 10: 73 adults, 12 juveniles, 1 unknown=86 total
    December 3: 46 adults, 10 juveniles, 1 unknown= 57 total
    November 27: 11 total
    November 20: 2 adults, 0 juveniles = 2 total
    November 12: 3 adults, 0 juveniles = 3 total

    2013/2014
    January 10: 44 adults, 12 juveniles = 56 total
    January 4: 126 adults, 31 juveniles = 157 total
    December 28: 140 adults, 43 juveniles = 183 total
    December 19: 208 adults, 49 juveniles = 260 total
    December 13: 157 adults, 47 juveniles = 204 total
    December 5: 84 adults, 37 juveniles = 121 total
    November 27: 88 adults, 12 junveniles = 100 total
    November 20:  58 adults, 6 juveniles = 64 total

     

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