Four eagles - three adults and a juvenile - were seen during the hourlong count, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Two adults were spotted at Lake Hemet. The other adult and the juvenile were at Lake Perris.
No eagles were seen at Silverwood Lake. The counts at Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead were canceled because of road conditions, according to the Forest Service.
Forest Service officials said the young eagles are distinguished by a brown head and tail, and adults are recognized by their white head and tail. It takes up to five years to acquire full adult coloration. Juvenile eagles are the same size as the adults.
Remaining bald eagle counts for the winter are scheduled for three Saturday mornings: Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 9. Volunteer spotters are still welcome, and no experience is needed. Just show up at the designated time and location, dress warmly, bring binoculars and a watch.
Big Bear Lake area volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the Forest Service's Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive for orientation. For information, contact Robin Eliason at email@example.com or 909-382-2832. Call the Discovery Center at 909-866-2789 for information about Eagle Celebrations.
Lake Arrowhead/Lake Gregory volunteers will meet at 8 a.
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area volunteers should meet at the Visitor Center at 8 a.m. for orientation. Contact Kathy Williams or Mark Wright for more information about volunteering or taking an eagle tour at 760-389-2303 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Hemet volunteers should plan on meeting at the Lake Hemet Grocery Store at 8:30 a.m. for orientation. Contact Anne Poopatanapong at email@example.com or 909-382-2935 for more information.
Lake Perris State Recreation Area volunteers should plan to meet at the Lake Perris Regional Indian Museum at 8 a.m. for orientation. Contact the office for more information at 951-940-5600.