EagleWatch Daily Count : 2021 – 2022 season

This season, EagleWatch volunteers will be at Eagle Run dike to monitor the eagle population.  We will be posting morning and afternoon eagle counts as well as comments about the weather and other sightings. Counts will be posted starting on November 6.

Date AdultsJuvenilesTotal Notes
Nov 23 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM15217Weather: Sunny, scattered clouds, 8 degrees, tiny breeze. Other observations: 2 seals, one of them eating a salmon; 4 female bufflehead; 1 male common merganser and 3 females; lots of gulls flying; great blue heron on a log; belted kingfisher heard; about 15 people walking the dike.
Nov 23 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM13215Weather: 6 degrees F; foggy at first then the sun appeared & light cloud; mountains covered with new snow. Other observations: 2 seals, 11 buffleheads, 35+ gulls, 3 mallards, 8 mergansers, 5-6 crows, ~10 people.
Nov 22 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMTBA
Nov 22 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM11112Weather: 5 degrees & cloudy with light rain but no wind. Other observations: 3 seals & 2 mergansers & 7 goldeneye & many seagulls & 1 raven & 10 people.
Nov 21 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM12416Weather: 7 degrees, sunny with clouds, no precipitation. Other observations: 1 seal, 3 bufflehead (female), 1 merganser, 3 kayakers, around 30 people on the dike.
Nov 21 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMTBA
Nov 20 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM18321Weather: not recorded. Other observations: not recorded.
Nov 20 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMTBA
Nov 19 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMTBA
Nov 19 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM17421Weather: 2˚C, sunny, minimal clouds and wind. Other observations: ~50 gulls, 2 seals, 12 buffleheads, 4 common mergansers.
Nov 18 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM16319Weather: mild plus 2 with light rain. Vis 6km. Other observations: twelve ducks, 3 seals and 25 seagulls, 11 people on dike.
Nov 18 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM20020Weather: 2-3 degrees, light snow/light rain. Other observations: 15 buffleheads, ~50 gulls, 8 mergansers, 6 crows, ~30 visitors.
Nov 17 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM11112Weather: beautiful day. Other observations: seals, Bufflehead, Mergansers, Goldeneye, Mallard.
Nov 17 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM808Weather: Light, high overcast, 3 C, calm wind, no precipitation. Other observations: No seals, 2 herons, many grebes, bufflehead ducks, sea gulls.
Nov 16 -2:00 PM - 3:00 PMTBA
Nov 16 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM213Weather: 4-7F; sunny, clear yet coolish day; slight wind; high clouds; most snow in mountains has been washed away by heavy rains; last night light snow has fallen on mountain tops - beautiful. Other observations: 2 herons, 50+ buffleheads, 45+ gulls, 2 seals with fish, 3 crows, 9 visitors, river fast flowing and widened out.
Nov 15 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM628Weather: 7˚, light wind, partial cloud, no rain. Other observations: 1 seal, 1 heron, 24 people, 20+ eagles soaring overhead.
Nov 15 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM000Weather: 12 degrees C. cloudy with heavy rain - no wind - river very high and fast - no sandbanks visible - constant trees and logs rushing by in the river. Other observations: large flocks of seagulls & herring gulls; 7 golden eye ducks; 5 ravens; 4 walkers.
Nov 14 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM12820Weather: rain, 4˚C, river up .8m since 10AM. Other observations: 2 seal, 1 heron, 8 people, large maple tree fell into river opposite while counting.
Nov 14 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM21627Weather: Heavy rain, some fog, 4˚C. Other observations: 2 seal - one with fish in mouth, 2 heron, 12 people.
Nov 13 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM24630Weather: Rain, fog, 7˚C, no wind. Other observations: 2 seal, 2 heron, 22 people - 5 eagles in one tree opposite shelter (4A,1J).
Nov 13 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM15520Weather: 8˚C, cloudy, no rain, calm, no wind. Other observations: ~12-24 visitors, 2 herons, 1 seal, 30 gulls, 20 buffleheads, ~5 goldeneyes.
Nov 12 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM14216Weather: pleasant with mostly clouds and occasional light rain. Temp plus 10, wind calm, vis 10 km. Other observations: One large seal, 25 Ruddy ducks and over 30 seagulls, 40 people looking for eagles.
Nov 12 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM34741Weather: overcast, light rain at times, ~10 degrees. Other observations: ~20 gulls, ~17 bufflehead, 1 seal.
Nov 11 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM14317Weather: 9˚C, overcast to light rain. Other observations: Many ducks, seagulls, ravens seen. One heron seen on beach. A few dozen people walking on the dike. 6 people fishing in the river south of the south fence. About a dozen people scattered along the shoreline north of the survey area. One pair in a rowboat going down the river.
Nov 11 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM8614Weather: 7˚C, overcast, foggy, light rain turning to heavy rain. Other observations: 2 seals, 2 herons, 15 buffleheads, 40 gulls, 3 mallards, 7 visitors.
Nov 10 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM606Weather: Sunny, calm, 8 C. Other observations: Lots of seagulls, 17 people walking dike, no seals, mallard ducks.
Nov 10 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM18725Weather: Sunny, 6˚C, no wind, bit of fog on river to the north. Other observations: 2 seal, 2 heron, 8 people, one eagle hanging out in cottonwood beside shelter.
Nov 9 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM20424Weather: foul! heavy rain and high wind. Other Observations: 1 seal, herd of about 40 common mergansers, 5 people.
Nov 9 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9615Weather: 6 degrees, light rain at beginning of shift, turning to heavy rain last half hour with increase in wind; quite chilly. Other observations: 2 seals, 2 herons, 20 buffleheads, 35 gulls, 3 mallards, 3 visitors.
Nov 8 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM25833Weather: overcast. Other observations: 3 ravens, 2 herons.
Nov 8 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM13417Weather: overcast with very little rain or fog. Other observations: few people on dike <6.
Nov 7 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM21526Weather: 4 degrees, raining fairly heavily, patchy fog. Other Observations: 4 people, many gulls, ducks, river high.
Nov 7 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM12214Weather: about 6 degrees, overcast with rain and fog. Other observations: 6 people on dyke, flock of goldeneyes.
Nov 6 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM15419Weather: Cloudy, light rain, some fog patches. Other observations: one seal, one great blue heron, many mergansers and goldeneyes, 15 people.
Nov 6 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM171330Weather: 5 degrees, overcast, cool, not very windy. Other Observations: 3 blue herons, ~40 gulls, ~15 common mergansers, ~40 mixed goldeneye/buffleheads.

Daily Count for 2020 – 2021

Daily Count for 2019 – 2020

Daily count for 2018 – 2019

Photo courtesy of Ed Dubois: eagles often gather on the log jam downriver from the EagleWatch viewing shelter. How many eagles do you see?