I’m excited to hear that the bald eagles are in the process of returning to the Chilkat River in Alaska. The Haines High School Citizen Science Class (sponsored by the Takshanuk Watershed Council) conducts a count of bald eagles in the fall. On October 24, students counted 1,264 bald eagles on the Chilkat River. I’m particularly excited to hear that they have spotted the leucistic bald eagle with the white wing tips and white talons that I had photographed several years ago on the Chilkoot River. This year it was spotted at mile 15.5 on the nearby Chilkat River. I hope to see this bald eagle along with others in the coming weeks on my upcoming trip to Alaska. The SGF-STL-SEA-JNU-HNS trip — 2,600 miles by air plus 4.5 hours by ship will take three days but the travel time is always worth the effort. I can’t wait!
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