More than 100 bald eagles counted in Colorado’s Barr Lake area


CBS 4 reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say they are seeing more bald eagles at Barr Lake than ever before. Park Manager Michelle Seubert told CBS 4 over the weekend more than 100 bald eagles were counted in just a five-minute span.

“We have high tall cottonwood trees, the water, they like to fish so they go here. They can perch in the tall cottonwood trees that are from 80 to 100 feet and then swoop down and get some fish,” she said.

The number of bald eagles increases each year in the area, and this winter they have reached a new high.

Bald eagles were once considered an endangered species, but today, wildlife officials say they are monitoring nearly 200 nests in Colorado alone.