Seattle City Light Helping with Skagit Eagle Surveys

Seattle City Light is working with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service to conduct the annual wintering bald eagle surveys on the Skagit River from Newhalem to Sedro Woolley.

One of the bald eagles spotted by City Light along the Skagit River on Jan. 12.

Seattle City Light is working with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service to conduct the annual wintering bald eagle surveys on the Skagit River from Newhalem to Sedro Woolley. Surveys will continue through Jan. 19. The number of eagles counted so far this year is moderate compared to 1982-2009 averages, but one highlight is that 100 eagles were counted between Newhalem and Marblemount on Dec. 15, one of the three biggest weekly counts in that area since 1982.