34th Annual Winter Eagle Count: January 5, 2020

The Annual Winter Eagle count will take place on Sunday, January 5th 2020.

The count covers the Squamish Valley from as far north as the Elaho and as far south as the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. Our terrain is varied and so are the routes. Some routes in the Upper Squamish were accessed by cross country skiing and snowshoe in 2019. Some were surveyed by kayak or by raft. Most routes involve walking on trails that may be snow-covered, icy or muddy and are by no means maintained. Despite this, many volunteers truly enjoy the count and come back year after year. We explore all the nooks and crannies where eagles may be found. During recent counts, we have spotted herds of Roosevelt Elk along the Squamish River.

Our goal is to partner new volunteers with experienced ones. We ask that volunteers be self-sufficient, dressed for the conditions and able to commit at least 3 hours or more depending on the route. Those who have a 4×4 vehicle are invited to assist with the counts farther afield.

If you are interested in participating, please email wintereaglecount@squamishenvironment.ca