On Saturday my family and I took a trip up the Nooksack Valley to find our Christmas tree. Since we saw so many eagles just from the highway (especially around Zenderville) we decided to stop at the Kendall Fish Hatchery on the way home and see what the river access and eagle viewing is like there.
As we pulled into the parking lot I could already see six eagles before we even got out of the car. We scrambled to the top of a rock berm and I glassed the river view. 41 eagles just from that one spot! The boy enjoyed playing with the ice as we enjoyed the relaxing riverside scene.
The visitor center was closed so we headed back to the car to get warm. We took a quick detour to the Mosquito Lake Road bridge and saw a few more eagles through the car windows. Lastly we took a cruise down Truck Road past the Deming Eagle Park (no eagles in evidence) and home.
My excited young eagle counter came up with a total family sighting for the day of 64 birds – a great day on the river.