Annual Tally Finds 132 Bald Eagles at Lake Mead - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Annual Tally Finds 132 Bald Eagles at Lake Mead

Posted: Updated:

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. (AP) -- An annual tally found 132 bald eagles this year in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

An organizer says that was 31 fewer than last year, but still the fifth-highest total since counts began in 1991.
 
National Park Service wildlife biologist Ross Haley tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/1bndxol ) the tally isn't cause for alarm.
 
He says results might have been low because more than 50 bald eagles have died recently from West Nile virus in Utah, and unusually mild weather has encouraged birds to remain farther north.
 
The survey was done between sunrise and sunset Jan. 15.
 
It involved 26 people in eight boats along lakes Mead and Mohave.
 
Bald eagles usually winter at the Colorado River reservoirs above and below Hoover Dam because the lakes don't freeze over.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Mudslide Closes US-395 At Topaz Lodge

    Mudslide Closes US-395 At Topaz Lodge

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:54:02 GMT

    UPDATE: East Fork Fire said about 130 people are helping to clear mud and debris from the roads, including crew members, agencies and volunteers. No injuries have been reported so far and crews are expected to be there until midnight.

    More >>

    UPDATE: East Fork Fire said about 130 people are helping to clear mud and debris from the roads, including crew members, agencies and volunteers. No injuries have been reported so far and crews are expected to be there until midnight.

    More >>
  • Community Lecture: Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:53:41 GMT

    You may not truly appreciate your healthy feet until you're in pain. If you think you have Plantar Fasciitis or another foot issue, when should you run to the doctor? Northern Nevada Medical Group Podiatrist, Dr. Tim Mooney is hosting a free lecture to answer all your questions.

    More >>

    You may not truly appreciate your healthy feet until you're in pain. If you think you have Plantar Fasciitis or another foot issue, when should you run to the doctor? Northern Nevada Medical Group Podiatrist, Dr. Tim Mooney is hosting a free lecture to answer all your questions.

    More >>
  • Douglas Deputies Identity Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    Douglas Deputies Identity Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:38:48 GMT

    Douglas County deputies have identified the man killed during an officer-involved shooting late Saturday night. 

    More >>

    Douglas County deputies have identified the man killed during an officer-involved shooting late Saturday night. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.