If you live in Los Angeles (or the Southern California region, if you don’t mind driving a little), forest officials around the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains are seeking volunteers to help count Bald Eagles.
Beginning on Dec. 21, there will be monthly gatherings in which volunteer birdwatchers can observe the majestic symbols of the country. The reason officials want to count the eagles is to monitor the populations and to see where the species is most populous.
The best part is that no experience is needed to attend because they’ll teach you everything you need to know, which means you can easily grab one of your friends and go if you’re so inclined.
The four dates are Dec. 21, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 8. The locations are Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Hemet, Lake Parris and Silverwood Lake.
To get more details on the events or for the numbers and exact locations, visit the Los Angeles Times article that makes the announcement.