One of the largest wintering populations of bald eagles in the lower 48 states migrate through the Skagit River, and visitors can view and learn about them from volunteers with the Eagle Watchers Program hosted by the US Forest Service. Three viewing stations with off-highway parking along North Cascades Highway 20 provide spotting scopes and binoculars to help the public see the birds up close. Volunteers will staff stations Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 18-Jan. 30 except Christmas day.
Eagle Watcher stations are located at Howard Miller Steelhead Park in Rockport, Sutter Creek Rest area (milepost 100) and the Marblemount Fish Hatchery. Look for the yellow signs. Find a map of the viewing sites or call 360-856-5700 for more information.
Learn more at www.fs.usda.gov/mbs.