- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Thirteen bald eagles were spotted during an organized count at sites across Southern California last weekend.

The U.S. Forest Service says bald eagles commonly migrate south to spend their winter vacations around the region’s lakes, feasting on fish and ducks.

More than 100 eagle-eyed volunteers and agency staff participated in the count at six lakes on Jan. 10.

Two adult and two juvenile eagles were seen at Lake Silverwood; two adults and one juvenile were observed at Big Bear Lake; and two adults were spotted at both Lake Hemet and Lake Arrowhead. Lake Perris and Lake Gregory had one adult apiece.

The Forest Service is seeking volunteers for the next bald eagle counts Feb. 14 and March 14.

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