LAKE PERRIS ( — No one ever said looking for bald eagles was for the birds.

On Saturday, during the first count of eagles this winter, a single adult bald eagle was spotted in Lake Perris, according to the US Forest Service.

Twenty-two volunteers at Lake Perris took part in the hour-long census. Similar adult and juvenile bald eagle counts went on in Lake Arrowhead, Silverwood Lake reservoir and Big Bear, all in San Bernardino County, said spokesman John Miller of the U.S. Forest Service.

No juvenile bald eagles —  which can be distinguished by a brown head and tail — were counted in Lake Perris.

The winter months are the best time to see bald eagles in Southern California because they typically migrate here in late November and leave sometime in late March or early April, according to Miller.

Remaining bald eagle counts are scheduled for Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 8, Miller said.

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