Lake Tahoe bald eagle survey Friday; dinner Thursday |

Lake Tahoe bald eagle survey Friday; dinner Thursday

Staff report

LAKE TAHOE — Ducks gather at the Tahoe Keys on the South Shore in the winter, which in turn attracts eagles.

With that, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, based in Incline Village, coordinates the Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey, which takes place Friday, Jan. 9.

The National Wildlife Federation initiated this survey in 1979.

From 9-12 p.m. Friday, volunteers are paired up and stationed at one of 26 vantage points around the lake, mostly clustered around the lakeshore.

Eagles counted during past surveys generally number around 15, according to a press release.

On Thursday, Jan. 8, interested volunteers can attend a dinner that includes a presentation on eagles given by Kirk Hardie of TINS (cost $15 per person, includes dinner, tax and gratuity, but not alcoholic beverages) at the Hacienda de la Sierra in Incline Village at 6:30 p.m.

Space is limited; RSVP to Ruby Lyon, 775-298-0066 or if you’d like to attend.

Anyone interested in eagles is encouraged to attend. Attending does not commit you to the survey. Visit to learn more.

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