WILDLIFE WATCHING – Veterans and active military are being honored with a special eagle-watching cruise set for Nov. 26 on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
The free two-hour partyboat cruise to view the annual congregation of bald eagles is organized by the U.S Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Fish and Game.
Participants are invited along with their immediate families must make reservations by calling (208) 769-5043. Seating is limited to 160.
Migrating eagles visit the Coeur d’Alene area in winter to take advantage of the kokanee spawning in Wolf Lodge Bay.
The eagles already are starting to show up and numbers will build to a peak in December before the birds start moving on the spawning ends in January.
Last winter, a record 254 eagles were counted in the bay by BLM biologists on Dec. 21.