Bald Eagle Watching Has Begun On Lake Coeur d'Alene - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Bald Eagle Watching Has Begun On Lake Coeur d'Alene

Posted: Updated:

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - This is the time of year bald eagles begin migrating south for the winter, and Lake Coeur d'Alene is one of their many wintering grounds.

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Land Management counted 121 bald eagles at Wolf Lodge Bay. Over the next month, thousands of people are expected to visit the lake to view the beautiful bird.  

The Bureau of Land Management has been counting bald eagles on Lake Coeur d'Alene since 1974. If trends hold, more than 200 bald eagles will migrate to Lake Coeur d'Alene over the next month. Giving visitors a chance to see one of nature's most beautiful creatures.  

"It's pretty neat to see them," said Jerry Hunzanger, wildlife photographer. "Watch them fish, watch them play."   Jerry Hunzanger spent part of the day with his camera perched high above the lake at Higgins Point.

For the past seven or eight years he's visited this part of Lake Coeur d'Alene as a hobby to get an up-close shot of the many birds flying overhead.  

"Half the fun of doing this is just watching the birds. When they get a little far out of range you just stand there and watch them, because they're amazing to see," said Hunzanger.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • BEAUTIFUL HOMES: Top 10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In CDA

    BEAUTIFUL HOMES: Top 10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In CDA

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:20:34 GMT
    KHQ.COM - When it comes to shopping around for a house, it's always fun to dream. We did a search for some of the most expensive homes for sale right now in the Coeur d' Alene area.>>
    KHQ.COM - When it comes to shopping around for a house, it's always fun to dream. We did a search for some of the most expensive homes for sale right now in the Coeur d' Alene area.>>
  • LOOKING FOR A HOME? 10 Homes For Sale In Spokane For $125,000

    LOOKING FOR A HOME? 10 Homes For Sale In Spokane For $125,000

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:56:12 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spring is a popular time to purchase and sell a home. Here are 10 homes for sale in Spokane for $125,000. These homes were found on www.WindermereSpokane.com. If you would like more information on any of these homes or would like to schedule a tour, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spring is a popular time to purchase and sell a home. Here are 10 homes for sale in Spokane for $125,000. These homes were found on www.WindermereSpokane.com. If you would like more information on any of these homes or would like to schedule a tour, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>
  • Family's Car Catches Fire Inside Lion Enclosure

    Family's Car Catches Fire Inside Lion Enclosure

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:57:30 GMT
    (NBC)- A British family was forced to flee their car inside a lion enclosure, after the vehicle caught fire. Other visitors shot amateur footage of the car on fire. Helen Clements, who was in the car with her two children, said they were caught between wanting to escape the burning car while evading the lions.>>
    (NBC)- A British family was forced to flee their car inside a lion enclosure, after the vehicle caught fire. Other visitors shot amateur footage of the car on fire. Helen Clements, who was in the car with her two children, said they were caught between wanting to escape the burning car while evading the lions.
    >>