Volunteer interpreters share their knowledge and love of bald eagles with people from around the world. The Eagle Watch program runs from late November through January. Volunteers are at the Eagle Run viewing shelter on weekends and throughout Christmas Week, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Eagle Run dike is an accessible site: there is a ramp at the south end. In the winter months, snow on the ramp is cleared by volunteers when possible but access to the site is more limited.
The Eagle Run viewing shelter is shown above in this photo by Bob Brant. The photo was taken on December 26, 2013, when more than 1200 people visited Eagle Run. That year we had a good Chum salmon run, the weather was not extreme, and 1617 eagles were counted during the annual Eagle Count.
Becoming an Eagle Watch volunteer is a wonderful way to learn about bald eagles, meet interesting people and have fun! Volunteers commit to a minimum of four, two-hour shifts for the season. Some volunteers act as interpreters at Eagle Run dike and others participate in the Education Program. Volunteer group events include training day and a wind-up party with gifts donated by local businesses.
The Eagle Watch Volunteer Interpretive Program was established in 1995 as part of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Eagles of Brackendale project. The program is coordinated by the Squamish Environment Society (SES).
Eagle Watch Videos
Enjoy this Shaw episode of Where you Live with a focus on our Eagle Watch Program.