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Inland Empire Bald Eagle Head Count

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RIVERSIDE (CBS) — Eight bald eagles were spotted around lakes in the Inland Empire as part of a monthly count, U.S. Forest Service rangers said Saturday.

Six adults and two juvenile eagles were observed by some 175 volunteer spotters in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the agency reported. This was the fourth and final bald eagle count of the winter.

In Riverside County, one adult eagle was at Lake Hemet; and another adult was at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area.

In the San Bernardino Mountains, two adults and one juvenile eagle were seen around Big Bear and Baldwin Lake, one adult was seen at Lake Silverwood and one adult and one juvenile were spotted at Lake Arrowhead.

Last month’s eagle count also spotted eight of the national birds.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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