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California

On October 17,2017 I saw three bald eagles on a tall dead tree while driving on hwy152, on Pecheco pass by Casa De Fruita. It was 4:00 in the after noon.
Terri Brooks

Sk Knight wrote the following: Bald eagle sighted in top of tree on January 12, 2017 approx 3:00 p.m on side of east bound lanes about 4 miles west of Elsinore.

P Jose wrote the following: Juvenile bald eagle spotted around Lake Cunningham Park and in redwood trees next to the park at Tully and Capitol Roads in San Jose on December 13, 2017.

Abigail Hoefling wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle flying above highway 101 near prunedale, CA, north of Salinas. First time seeing one in california :)

Linda Martin wrote the following: In mid-Oct. saw a bald eagle fly up out of some large trees over Hwy 50/Hazel Ave., Calif., right over my car. I looked up and saw the white head. It was larger than a vulture. A woman photographed 2 sitting in a tree a few weeks earlier at Lake Natoma, near where I saw mine.

Saw this eagle 10/4/2010 at 9:50 AM . Vasona county park Los Gatos Ca
Robert Watson

Gretchen Hayes wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle soaring over the Springtown Preserve in North Livermore and onwards west towards Morgan Territory the evening of October 5,2016.

Jack Purcell wrote the following: Spotted a pair above Cinnabar Hills Golf course September 6, 2016 located in San Jose, CA. What a sight just circling and so distinctive with the white head and flailed white tail feathers.

Donald Holcomb wrote the following: Anderson Dam Morgan Hill, Ca. On 08/28/2016 I Spotted a pair of Bald Eagles, very vocal, nesting at the south-west end of the lake. They flew overhead and landed in a tree. Friends thought I was crazy when I said, OMG is that a Bald Eagle? Beautiful awesome birds. I'm 49 years old, first sighting ever! Will definitely have a camera next time.

Regan Foust wrote the following: Bald Eagle spotted at the top of a tall tree with a huge fish in its mouth :> Highland Lakes, CA.

Steve Witte wrote the following: I saw a single bald eagle atop a California Sycamore south of 152 just east of Casa de Fruta near the seasonal lake.

Charlene Owen wrote the following: Santa Clara valley, GUADALUPE RESERVOIR This morning about 9:15 just above the dam,a bright white head bald eagle in tree top almost level to road. :-) 2/4/16

Rico Lara wrote the following: I seen a bald Eagle on the outskirts of Merced Ca. I was driving on Snelling Road about a half mile past La Paloma Road and i seem him sitting atop a small Hill.

Robin Davidson wrote the following: Bald eagle seen at live oak reservoir (la Verne, Ca) every few days for last month!

Antonio Cina wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle Sunday morning in the foothills of La Verne California

Erwin Fano wrote the following: January 2, 2016 4:00 p.m. There is a beautiful bald eagle on the top of the eucalyptus tree across the street from my house on Bradford Ave. in Placentia, CA. My neighbor says he has seen it and it's mate flying in the neighborhood for the past couple of days. Amazing!

Diana Hamil wrote the following: A bald eagle landed in a tree by Richardson Bay across from Sausalito, CA, unincorporated Mill Valley. The eagle sat in a tree overlooking the water for about three hours before it was chased off by an osprey. 12/28/'15

Robin Leisle wrote the following: Sited bald Eagle in Yosemite Lakes Park, Coarsegold CA 12/27/15 up on Revis Rd.sitting atop a tree.

Sandy Murray wrote the following: 12/25/15 bald eagle sighting in Mill Valley, California. 4:30 p.m. by Richardson Bay. flying, then in tree, then flew over us with good size bird in it's talons. AMAZING! white head, white tail feathers.

Shawna O'Bannon wrote the following: Spotted a LARGE beautiful / clean white tail/head male being chased by a red-tail hawk, this morning. Placentia, CA - Orange County Near the corner of Orangethorpe and Jefferson

Cynthia Provinse wrote the following: Sighted a bald eagle 12/9/2015 on a communication tower at the N I-5 and I-405 intersection in Sylmar, CA. What a sight!

Rachel Irving wrote the following: Rancho Santa Margarita, California; 12/1/2015 approximately 1:30pm; Northbound 241 toll road @ Los Alisos. Perched on a freeway light post overlooking Oso Lake.

Leslie Fisk wrote the following: On the southeast side of Anderson Lake in Santa Clara County, California on afternoon of November 25, 2015, a pair of adult bald eagles were perched at the top of a oak tree. After about five minutes in the tree, they proceed to take flight and headed south along east hills by the edge of Henry Coe state park.

Lenore Pacitto wrote the following: Nov. 15, 2015, 10:30 am Eagle flew around Pardee Lake and landed in the trees for a bit, then flew west. Beautiful sight!

Vlad Uzoff wrote the following: Saw one soaring near the road near San Gabriel Dam, Azusa, California. 11/1/15

Leilani Smith wrote the following: My boyfriend and I saw one bald eagle while looking for our other nested friends in a tree near by when he caught our eye,soon after spotting the beauty a second one showed up both just flying round and round in the area by Good Samaritan hospital sunday October 11,2015...we were headed in from the deck and a third one joined them , they are surely adults and more beautiful than anything I've seen in a very long time.

Jean Carnell wrote the following: 10/5/15 6:00pm I spotted a bald eagle flying from the west toward the hills above Canyon Heights and Pickering Ave.in Fremont, CA. It soared across the front of the hills where normally hawks and turkey vultures swoop to hunt, and then it went up and over to the Vargas Plateau. I ran to get my binoculars to definitely see the white head and tail through my binocs. Lucky me!

Shylyn Young wrote the following: Friday, September 26, 2015 @ 2:45pm. Spotted flying westerly at the southern end of Lexington Reservoir. I had to do a triple take. "A bald eagle? No way!" Unfortunately the bird looked a bit ragged and disheveled with a few missing wing feathers. Still majestic and beautiful though.

On Feb 11 at 12 noon, I saw 2 adult Bald Eagles in flight within about 20 ft of each other at the same elevation heading in the same direction kind of side-by-side, as if in formation, and vocalizing, presumably to each other. They flew over Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve in California (Contra Costa County, I think) going northwest in the direction of the Lafayette Reservoir or possibly the Briones Reservoir.
On the same day I also saw 2 dark eagles, almost certainly juvenile, perched on the microwave towers at the same preserve. They eventually flew off and had the classic eagle profile in flight. I only had binoculars, but I clearly saw their tarsi which were yellow and unbooted i.e. no feathering on the tarsi. Otherwise they were mainly very dark except for pale grayish under-feathers on the breast. Given lighting and high contrast conditions and the distance, it was hard to discern other markings.
Pam Young

I saw a bald eagle flying through Portola Valley in Santa Clara CA at 8:15am on Feb 6, 2015.
Amy Christen.

We saw 2 bald eagles flying near the truck scales at Truckee, California on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:45am and it was amazing. They are so beautiful. We have only seen them in captivity. We have only seen them in the wild in Alaska.
Tonie Reidt

My wife and I saw a female Bald Eagle while driving on east California State Route 46, about 5 miles west of Shandon, in central California. This occurred on Monday February 2, 2015 at about 3:30 PM. Weather-72 degrees, wind-calm, sky-clear. She was sitting in open rangeland on some low foothills to the south of the road about 1/4 mile. We stopped and observed her for about 5 minutes during which she flew around and sat down once again about 1/2 mile east of that point. Her markings were unmistakably those of a Bald Eagle. She rose for a second time and flew northwest until we couldn’t see her any longer.
Jeff Fabbri

wanted to report spotting a pair of bald eagles flying around while I was hiking at Anderson Dam in Morgan Hill, Ca. on Jan 23rd time was 1:30pm. Rangers said they have seen them as well. This is the second time seeing the two and hope to get lucky again.
Ron De La Chevrotiere

I saw a bald eagle Jan 21, 2015 at 4:50 pm on Hwy 4, 13 miles east of Farmington, CA, just at the start of the foothills. Magnificent.
CHRIS JEPSON

Adult bald eagle seen over Lake Lagunitas in Marin County, CA on 12/27/14 in arial battle with an osprey carrying a fish. Neither got the fish when the osprey dropped it. Amazing!
Nais Raulet, San Francisco

Sighted bald eagle at Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, 2nd Jan, @ 10.30 am.
Amy Leishman

We saw two bald eagles flying south one behind the other and parallel to Highway 101 at the southern end of Atascadero in San Luis Obispo County, CA on December 27th about 11 am. Clear skies wind from North.
Linda Fraley

Bald eagle spotted at 3:45pm on Sunday December 28, 2014 perched on a tree on the side of Highway 20 in Colusa County leaving the canyon (before reaching the town of Williams).
- Aaron D. and Mieko Yeh

Lone male sited bald eagle in green valley California on the Dittmer family farm in oak tree overlooking reservoir.
Stephanie Bundenthal, Thomas Bundenthal and Samuel Bundenthal on December 2, 2014 9:30 am.

I was walking with my dog in the fresh snow in the Coldsteam area near Donner Lake when a bald eagle flew down very close to the trees near me, only about thirty feet away. I was observing it carefully, in awe, when another flew out of the tree only about ten feet above me. What a gift, but sorry I disturbed their apparent resting place during a storm.
Brooke Bishop, Truckee Ca

I was hiking this morning at Anderson lake in Morgan Hill, Ca. and spotted a pair of bald eagles flying over the lake. I couldn't believe what I saw and was delighted to know that someone else spotted them back in 2012 from this site. The pair of eagles were very vocal and could be heard throughout the valley. I feel honored to have witnessed such a rare sight.
Ron de la Chevrotiere
Date:11/24/2014 at 930am

I think I saw a bald eagle today at crystal springs res. @ 7am at the 2 mile marker. It was really foggy.
Gary Lauber

Nov 18, 10:15am pst.
Spotted a bald eagle next to interstate 5 southbound, about 1 mile from Hilt near calif/oregon border. Only other time I've seen one in the wild was in Yellowstone.
Gary Campbell

Juvenile Bald Eagle (between 2-2.5 years old) spotted at Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch California on 16 Nov 2014
This is my first sighting a Bald Eagle. Not only was The Bald spotted, A Golden Eagle was on the same fence line within 10' of the Bald.
Richard Evans

I sighted a bald eagle flying around 200 ft. near Portuguese Bend in Palos Verdes Sep. 10 around 2:30pm.
Jerry Warner

Coleman Ave/ Meridian Ave 95118 in San jose, Ca. 3:00pm 9/6/2014.
younger bird based on head size. Full white head, long beautiful black wings. so cool.
Jonathan Olson

On Friday February 7, 2014 A box eagle was sighted on the streets of los Angeles in a strip called miracle mile... She had injured her wing in flight so was terrified n sheltering herself in a bush..my co worker showed me a pic which looked to b a female eagle .The police Wer called to the scene and as soon as they arrived animal control was called in to pick up the bald eagle and take her to a safe place..thank god she's alrite...
Juan Carranza

2/7/14 - Prather, CA - Fresno County: I saw my first real bald eagles! I couldn't believe it. They were far away, about 500 to 800ft away. I drive this small foothill road all the time and see lots of hawks, even occasional roadrunners and vultures, but never an eagle. There were two of them. It is winter so all the native oaks are bare. I could see a two stem 'lamppost' on top of a hill and realized I had never seen it before. As we got closer my kids saw it was a dead oak tree and the eagles were sitting on the uppermost v-shaped branches and their bodies looked like the lights. They were so huge. I wish I had had my binoculars with me. The road is windy and quite narrow in a lot of places, so I can't look around much. But I'll keep my eyes open as much as possible to see those gorgeous birds again!
Barbara Gray

I would like to report two Bald Eagles in Campbell California. The date was Friday Feb. 7th 2014.
They were in a heavily populated residential area sitting on the top of a tall Redwood tree at 121-A Redding road 95008. It was overcast with light drizzle and the pair sat in the tree for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. I called the Los Gatos Birdwatcher on my cell phone and they set Lisa from the store with a spotting scope to verify the sighting. The time was approximately 10:00 am. Below is a picture I took of the Eagles.
Don Mason

While driving north on Carpenter Rd. from Newman, Ca. around 1:30 p.m. my husband and I think we saw three young Bald Eagle's, these were to big to be Red tailed hawks which we see every day here. They were about twice the size of a hawk, and of a darker brown color.
We have seen a full grown Bald Eagle here near the river in a large cottonwood tree, and these three young birds were in a field near the river as well.
What a sight to see, I'm going to keep my eyes open from now on as I drive the roads around Newman...
H Nemanic

12:30pm, 1/20/14 Today we spotted a Bald Eagle flying over the Lexington Reservoir / Hwy 17. It is just south of San Jose, CA. It had a very large wingspan and very white head feathers and tail.
Leslie Muzzio

I saw a bald eagle around noon, Friday Jan 10, along the White River in the Arden neighborhood near Broad Ripple and Williams Creek.
Ginger Williams

The eagle flew straight up the driving range at the Roddy Ranch golf club. Flew maybe 40-50 feet overhead and landed 100 feet away. I've seen Turkey vultures and Redtail Hawks up close and from a distance, this eagle has unmistakable colorings (white flat tail/white head)but appeared to me to be sized between the two birds I mentioned. I'm sure of what it was but I assumed they were much bigger. Pretty cool stuff.
Antioch,Ca 94531
1/6/14
Christian Bowerman

Just saw a very large bald eagle drinking from a large "water tub" used by my neighbor's cattle and horses... It was huge and I was really caught by surprise to see an eagle... We have a lot of Red Tail Hawks but this is the first eagle I have seen in the area and i don't know if it was a male or female.. The sighting location was on Concho Rd, Templeton, Ca 93465... the major cross streets would be Neil Springs Rd and Vacquero Rd and then major to that would be Neil Springs Rd and El Pomar Rd... I hope the sighting location is helpful in preserving the Bald Eagle. absolutely fantastic... w.o.w.
bernie georg

On 12/27/13 I saw a bald eagle flying over I-25 at mile post 23. I often see a bald eagle flying in this area when I drive by this location in the winter. It is a few miles north of Trinidad.
Julie Schwab

Received a call from a rental tenant of mine reporting a Bald Eagle flyover at approx 100 foot altitude over his trailer which is located close to Blanchard St. in Natchitoches.
Gordon Christensen

I saw a bald eagle in a tree right alongside highway 152 on Sunday Oct 20 2013 at approx 1pm. I can't identify exactly where, but it was on a flat, straight stretch of the highway between the San Luis reservoir and 101.
Janet Beegle

I was driving on California State Highway 198 East 5 miles west of Highway 101 when I saw two bald eagles and either one turkey vulture or condor feasting on a dead animal carcass on the dude of the highway. This occurred on October 9, 2013. It was a beautiful sight to be seen, as they were literally ten feet from the side of the road. It looked as if the eagles were trying to shoo off the other bird as if to say "stay away from our food."
Eric Razavi

Saw a Bald Eagle standing in a farmers field south of Milton around 4:45pm, Oct 4, 2013. I was driving home along Britannia Rd and saw the bird West of James Snow Pkwy. I was very surprised by the sighting
Amelia Sapinski

I saw a bald eagle chasing a bird this morning over Hwy 17 on my morning commute from Santa Cruz to Los Gatos. The sighting was right as I reached Lexington Reservoir. I had no idea we had bald eagles in those hills! It was amazing. The poor little bird it was chasing was flying for its life.
-E. Crabtree
(Sighting on 9-19-13)

I believe that my granddaughter and I sighted a Golden Eagle on September 12, 2013 in the backyard of our home in Clovis, California. We live close to ranchland and are on 5 acres east of town off the 168 hwy that leads to the foothills, Prather being the closest town. I noticed a very large bird circling the area, then landing in one of our 30 year old trees. We were having a swimming lesson in the backyard. At first I thought that the bird was a hawk but it was too large to be a hawk . I have seen both bald eagles and golden eagles before in several different states. We have lots of squirrels on our property and rabbits as well. We also have had great horned owls nesting here.
D.Fremming

I assume I've seen the same Bald Eagle 4 mornings in a row at nearly the same time in the morning east of Willows, Ca., on Highway 162, between 45 and Highway 5 during the week of January 29-February 1, 2013. Once it was flying into a small grove of trees and the other 3 times it was sitting in those same trees.
Suzanne Tefs

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