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On New years Day (bright and sunny) I spotted our Eagle perched in a tree along the Willamette River near the Springfield Bridge. Today I saw him about 1/2 mile downstream (WNW of first sighting) about 100 yards from my house! He(she) is waiting for their mate to return, I imagine. We have had at least one breeding pair on this stretch of river for at least 8 years! Very lucky are we!
Jennifer White

Saw an adult pair today 11-14-18 at the County Park Lake in Powers Oregon. One came down and took a trout off the surface near where we were fishing. They seemed to be hanging out in a tree on the back side of the lake, couldn't see a nest from where we were, nor did I see any wing "bling", but they never came overhead at an angle where tags would be visible. Was doing a search to see if they are a known nesting pair when I found this reporting site
Dave Eisenzimmer

I just saw a low flying bald eagle over my back yard at 8:30 am in NE pdx Oregon near killingsworth and 36th! Wow!!!
Mo D'angelo

Vicki Vuylsteke wrote the following: On January 10, 2016 I saw 5 to 6 adult bald eagles in Independence Oregon right above our house which is about 3 miles from the Willamette River. Two of them were touching wings or hitting each other with their wings I couldn't really tell. They might have been locking talons I'm not really sure what I was seeing. I was using binoculars but they're not the greatest.

Valerie Alexander wrote the following: Two adult bald eagles just flew over my backyard. I live in Tigard, OR 97223 in an area known as Bull Mountain.

anna grove wrote the following: Spotted on trillium lake mount hood Oregon around 2pm was able to get a photo

Feb. 15, 2014 mid-afternoon, Bald Eagle over Tigard, OR.? just North of King City. I'd been plane-spotting. He swirled into view, along with another, smaller bird. I thought maybe drama would ensue, but they went different ways after 2 min., Great views with binoculars until the eagle flew SW, into the sun.
John Roberts

Clearly saw a full sized Adult eagle swoop down into a tree, west of the Eagle/ Westphalia exit on I-96 between Lansing and Portland on Sunday 11/16/14 Same area as reported sighting 2 days earlier. 3 persons in our car saw the bird. Only the second siting in my life.
Michael Strampel

Today I saw a pair soaring above Washington Park in Portland, OR.
Joyce Tolley

Sighted along I-5 at Coburg Oregon. High in tree overlooking a field w sheep and lambs. Feb 1 2014 10:05 AM.
Mark Horney

1/25/14 One flying over southeastern Portland, just north of I96.
Chris Wice

I saw a juvenile Bald Eagle this morning in my backyard (literally); we live in Newberg, OR right on the Willamette River. I've also seen an adult in the same tree a year ago.
-Shirre Woz

I saw a bald eagle today while I was on my front porch in salem or. I just sat there and watched it I didnt believe what I was seeing. I have bever seen a bald eagle before.
Amanda Hathaway

I saw a Bald Eagle today around 12:30 pm – Out by the Salem Airport off of 25th and Ewald St.
Kristie Will

We saw a bald eagle at Cook Park in Tigard Oregon yesterday. It must have been hungry because it landed in a field and attacked, killed and ate a goose.
Jan Warren

Saw a pair of Bald Eagles over Barrows Park today, Beverton Oregon, Just past Big Als bowling center. A special treat on my walk today
Gary White

Feb. 1
Spotted 1 bald eagle purched on the way out of Lebanon, Oregon today. We also think we saw him the day before flying over the Lebanon/Corvallis exit. We have seen one in that area about a month ago sitting on the Brownsville exit sign. Assuming it is the same one, but today we saw 5 more after that on I-5 in between Lebanon, Albany & Millersberg. There are tons of baby sheep right now. That is what we are assuming is bringing the eagles to the area.
kristina phillips

We have a bald eagle in our backyard. We live on the Willamette river near Champoeg Park in Newberg Oregon.
Larry Luck

Several years ago a young girl in my neighborhood told me she saw an eagle in the trees behind my house. I thought she was making up the story but my daughter and I recently spotted two very large birds in the trees behind our home in west Salem, Oregon. I finally got a good look at them and they are definitely bald eagles. They are beautiful!
Kelly Jamison

i saw a bald eagle today while mountain biking at emmigrant lake in ashland oregon. Not sure if it was male or female but it looked possibly young and was flying close by over the water. Pretty cool to see.
nick brewster

December 19, 2010
Watching a bald eagle this morning on the Willamette just north of the Fremont Bridge in Portland. Several smaller birds seemed to be trying to chase it, but the eagle just did a complete spiral rotation, mid-air, and attacked the smaller birds. Now it's just hanging out in the bare trees at the rail yards across the river.
C Cutsforth

Saw a bald eagle in Beaverton Oregon around Nimbus and Hall very near Washington Square Mall…Could hardly believe my eyes, I think it's going to be a good day!
Jan Seile

We live in Brooks, Oregon, south of Woodburn. There have been two flying around our farm and fields for over a week now. Very awesome to watch!
Bonnie Graham

Just this morning on my early morning walk in the Greenway park area, I had the pleasure of see a bald eagle up close...so surprised to see this in town.
Cindy Reed

March 2010
Fall River, Bend, OR
Was walking along river bank when a huge Bald Eagle took off from a perch and flew out over the river. It was an amazing sight as there was still snow on the ground and in the tree's.

Beaverton, Oregon
July 10th 2010
Our daughter spotted a Bald Eagle flying high above our house.
Oct. 5th 2010
Spotted two Bald Eagles while picking pumpkins at Lake View Farms in North Plains, OR. The owners of the farm said the couple have been feeding off the fish in the lake.
Beaverton, Oregon
October 8th 2010
Bald eagle spotted in tree over looking the swampy area off of Barnes Rd. just west of Cedar Hills Blvd.

I've lived in Portland for 39 years and don't ever remember seeing Bald Eagles until 1-2 years ago. I first noticed one on my way back from Eugene, OR about a year ago and since then have started to see them in the Beaverton, OR area where I live. I tried Googling to see why the sudden increase but did not find much information. I'm guessing the population is growing in Canada and have started moving south.
It's been such a neat thing to witness and a great thing to teach my children.
Todd Baker

Along I-5 near mile post 207. I've seen a bald eagle in the perched in a tree along the freeway, then yesterday (February 5, 2010) I saw a bald eagle sitting in a sheep field along the east side of I-5. Both sightings were in the evening about 5:00 pm. Others have seen eagles in the same location.
Suzanne Marinello

January 29th and 30th - Willamette Valley
In two days of searching we sighted and photographed around 25 Bald Eagles North of Eugene and South of Corvallis in the farming areas between 99W and 99E. It was very easy to take any road off these two main highways and spot Bald Eagles. Many were near the roads in dead or dormant trees.
Jeff Matto

Wow, what a beautiful day to see Bald Eagles. Jan. 28, 2010: Three adult Bald Eagles in a tree, just west of the Harrisburg/Willamette River Bridge. 1:00pm
Finley Wildlife Refuge: Jan. 28, 2010 2:30 pm. Two adult Bald Eagles, One juvenile perched in a tree, just overlooking the lake full of geese.
Laurie Eastridge

12-18-09 I watched a Bald Eagle catch a fish out of Little River at the Wolf Creek Falls Trail in Glide Oregon. It flew back in forth 3 times before catching the fish and flying up into some tall trees.
Tiff Pippin

!2/2/2009, 7:45am
4 bald eagles sighted at close range in a large tree at Columbia Ecovillage in NE Portland (NE 46th and Killingsworth St). One flew out of the tree dodging angry crows, then a few minutes later 3 others followed.
Lisa Weasel

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