The Squamish Environment Society’s EagleWatch Program is looking for volunteer EagleWatchers!
Who: Anyone with good eyesight and a pair of binoculars! We recommend EagleWatching with a pair of 8x or 10x powered binoculars. If you’re interested in volunteering but do not have binoculars, please reach out! We can pair you up on a counting shift with another volunteer who has binoculars or we may be able to lend you a pair. To help familiarize those without experience, we will arrange for a mentor to pair up for the first counting shift.
What: EagleWatching involves walking along the Eagle Run Dike for 30-60 minutes counting bald eagles that are perched in trees on both sides of the river, feeding on salmon from the sand bars, or soaring in the sky above. Eagle Run is an accessible gravel pathway. Public parking is available as well as public transportation (BC Transit Brackendale/Downtown route). Volunteers report their results online after the day’s count.
Where: Eagle Run Vista Point on Government Road in Brackendale. Right beside The Watershed Grill, along the Squamish River!
When: Flexible one-hour shifts that occur twice daily from Saturday, November 4th, 2023 to Sunday, January 7th, 2024.
Why: To contribute to a long-term citizen science initiative monitoring an overwintering population of bald eagles and to help provide information to members of the public interested in our eagle population throughout the season
Banner photo of an adult bald eagle drinking from the Squamish River. Courtesy of Pat Thompson, who visited from NL in January 2023 to photograph eagles.