Eagle Count

A weekly eagle count for the stretch of the Skagit River from Marblemount to Rockport is listed below for the 2017-18 season and the previous year. Many thanks to Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest staff for providing this data. The count includes only eagles that are actually seen by experienced personnel and includes those seen in areas inaccessible to the general public. During the peak viewing season of mid-December to late January, you might be able to see as many as 100 eagles from Highway 20.

Eagle counts, Marblemount to Rockport

Date Week 2017-18 2016-17
Dec. 1 1 40
Dec. 8 2 74 28
Dec. 15 3 92 45
Dec. 22 4 117 67
Dec. 29 5 86  56
Jan. 5 6 56  N/A, icy roads
Jan. 12 7 41  18
Jan. 19 8   0
Jan. 26 9  

 

Historical counts for Newhalem to Sedro-Woolley are listed in the table below. Count data provided by the North Cascades National Park and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest personnel.

 

COUNT SUMMARY

EAGLE SURVEY RESULTS FROM SEDRO-WOOLLEY TO NEWHALEM
Dec. 1-7 Dec. 8-14 Dec. 15-21 Dec. 22-28 Dec. 29-31 Jan. 1-7 Jan. 8-14 Jan. 15-21 Jan. 22-29 Jan. 29-31
2002-03 138 140 234 375 350/210 278 302 187
2003-04 263 236 324 255 324/362 260 319
2004-05 140 185 386 356 411 364 426/451 393
2005-06 406 414 477 139 139 199/220 160 92
2006-07 295 389 627 589 859 444 382 190 109
2007-08 77 274 286 275+ 204 270/162 116 116 101
2008-09 233 355 141 Snow 212 175 96 104
2009-10 169 209 177 300 255 99 106 89 66
2010-11 285 410 375 204 192
2011-12 260 182 236 209 123
2012-13 203 321 262 147 209 121
2013-14 178 163 100 105 92 74
2014-15 194 249 261 233 159
2015-16 94 170 161 157 81 103
2016-17  75 109 181 151  74
Bold = high count for that season
#/# = week with two counts; blank = no count