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Annual Eagle Watch Opening Ceremony marks the impressive birds' return to Squamish

Photos by Christopher Di Corrado The Squamish Environment Society held its annual Eagle Watch Opening Ceremony on Sunday at Eagle Run Dike in Brackendale.
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Photos by Christopher Di Corrado

The Squamish Environment Society held its annual Eagle Watch Opening Ceremony on Sunday at Eagle Run Dike in Brackendale. Squamish Nation representatives, former mayor Patricia Heintzman and Brackendale Art Gallery owner Thor Froslev led the ceremony. 

The bald eagles return to Squamish every November because of the ideal winter habitat. Large trees are perfect for perching and roosting, and spawning salmon provide food.

The eagles remain in Squamish until early February when the salmon finish spawning. The amount of eagles depends on food supply, the weather and any human disturbances. In 1994, a total of 3,769 bald eagles arrived in the Squamish Valley – a world record.

For more on the group and its activities, go to Squamish Eagle Watch on Facebook.

 

 

 

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