Bald Eagles mass down at the dam
January 31, 2018
There is quite a sight to see at The Dalles Dam this time of year as hungry eagles from around the northern parts of the Americas have taken up residence at the dam to fish for food during the frozen winter months.
Amber Tilton, a Park Ranger for The Dalles Lock and Dam, says that her team has spotted a continuous count of 50 to 60 Bald Eagles who have migrated to the Columbia River from Canada and as far as Alaska.
"Eagles' main source of food is fish," Tilton says. "And when the water freezes over in the northern regions, eagles migrate south to warmer areas to find food."
Sue Van Leuven of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) says that it is very common this time of ye...