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Wonderful video shows eagles feasting on salmon carcasses in Squamish

It's that time of year again in Squamish, when the majestic eagles arrive in droves to winter there, and to feed on rotting salmon carcasses! There have been lots of eagles along the sand bars and on driftwood near the mouth of the Squamish River ove

It's that time of year again in Squamish, when the majestic eagles arrive in droves to winter there, and to feed on rotting salmon carcasses!

There have been lots of eagles along the sand bars and on driftwood near the mouth of the Squamish River over the last week, according to local birder Chris Dale.

Dale says on Thursday he saw about 130 of them along the fist couple of kilometres of the river, feeding on the salmon after the tide had gone out and left dead, spawned-out ones exposed on the banks.

Eagle viewing is at its peak from mid-December to mid-January.

An eagle count is done each January, and Squamish had the world record count of 3,769 eagles in the 1994 bird count. This is the spot to visit if you're looking to see some this fall!

For more on eagles in Squamish go to www.squamishenvironment.ca and click on Eagle Watch.