DESCRIPTION The Eagle Lake Boat Tour will be an intimate bird watching tour for three participants on Eagle Lake, the second largest natural lake entirely in California. This lake has historically offered excellent breeding habitat for one of the largest populations of Aechmophorus grebes. Located 15 miles north of Susanville, the alkaline waters of this dramatic jewel of the Great Basin support the Eagle Lake species of trout, known for its fighting behavior which has made Eagle Lake a popular and world-famous fishery. Participants can expect to see a wide variety of water birds, including White Pelicans, Double-crested Cormorants, Osprey, Bald Eagle, gulls, terns, herons, possibly loons and phalaropes, and also many birds found along the shorelines.
TRIP LEADER: VAL AUBREY
Val Aubrey has been fishing and playing on Eagle Lake her entire 58 years of life and her deep knowledge of the lake extends back through her parents’ time there since the mid ‘40s. With her extensive knowledge Val guided fishing trips from the mid 1980’s to the late 1990’s. She has been a permanent resident of Spalding since 1991 and keeps up-to-date records of the state of the lake and fishing on EagleLakeFishing.net. Val watches birds on the lake all the time and has helped Plumas Audubon Society biologists and others conduct grebe and eagle monitoring at Eagle Lake.
The mission of Plumas Audubon is to promote understanding, appreciation, and protection of the biodiversity of the Feather River Region, especially birds, through education, research, and the restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems.