Carrie Hugo, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 110 bald eagles Tuesday. It’s the season’s second annual count of the iconic bird on Coeur d’Alene lake.
That count included 95 adults and 15 juveniles.
New numbers are announced weekly. Normally, the eagle population peaks around the third week of December.
Good eagle viewing points around Wolf Lodge Bay include Higgens Point and turnouts off Highway 97, including Mineral Ridge. Eagle watching cruise boat tours can be booked at the Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises website.
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