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Monday, March 27, 2023

2022’s first baby eagles hatch at Hemet Lake

The Bald Eagle family in Lake Hemet have welcomed their first child in 2022.

Biologists examined the hawk in early May, about a month after it hatched at Lake Hemet Campground in the San Jacinto Mountains. Officials said the child would be tracked for the rest of his life – about 20 years.

Friends of the Desert Mountains and San Bernardino National Forest – with a grant from Edison International, are working with Bloom Biological Inc. to track the young eagles.

Friends’ education and land program director Jennifer Prado said in a blog post that tracking hatchlings is important so scientists can monitor the endangered birds.

Currently, there are two adult bald eagles and three juvenile birds: the new baby boy and two that have been tracked since 2020 and 2021, respectively, in the Lake Hemet region, said district wildlife biologist Kim Boss of the San Bernardino National Forest. in an email.

The Boss reminds the public to take care of the environment by picking up trash and fishing debris to keep the bald eagle safe.

Last year, we “discovered that one of the chicks had a fishing hook attached to its fin,” said Boss, who said it had been removed.

Lake Hemet, located in the Mountain Center, is owned and operated by the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District.

Riverside County birds aren’t the only bald eagles in the Inland Kingdom. Bald eagles are popular at Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino County and can be seen on live webcam.

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