Posted by: cherylyoung | December 15, 2013

Come to B.C, where Eagles fly high in the sky every day.

Come to B.C, where Eagles fly high in the sky every day.

 

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GAWK AT SQUAMISH EAGLES

Hundreds of wintering bald eagles soar, socialize and scavenge for salmon along the Squamish River.

This year’s count of 773 falls far short of the world-record 3.769 in 1996

The Squamish area has the greatest concentration of wintering bald eagles in the world.

Between late November and March, literally thousands of eagles call the Brackendale area of Squamish home – making eagle viewing and eagle tours an incredbile attraction.

Peak eagle viewing is from mid-December to mid-January.

The main “Eagle Run Park” viewing facility is located on the municipal dyke, across from the Easter Seal Camp on Government Road in Brackendale.

Exit Highway 99 at Mamquam Road and head north on Government Road to the bald eagle viewing area.

An interpretive display explains the eagles and salmon life cycle.

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The Squamish River Valley has long been recognized as one of the most significant areas of wintering bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in North America.

In the 1994 bird count, Squamish had the world record count of 3,769 eagles.

The river’s riparian area provides suitable habitat for roosting, perching and feeding.

The prolific runs of chum salmon (Onc orhynchuus keta) in the Squamish, Cheakamus, and Mamquam rivers attract eagles from all over the Pacific Northwest each year.

Local companies offer walking, rafting, horseback, hot rod and sleigh tours along any of our many rivers from November through March to

CHERYL C YOUNG,

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

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SIDNEY, B.C  www.cherylyoung

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