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200 bald eagles anticipated at Coeur d’Alene

Bald eagles have begun to return to Lake Coeur d’Alene. The annual migration has a growing number available to view; Idaho Department of Fish and Game expects more than 200 eagles will be soaring around Wolf Lodge Bay by Christmas.

Every year, the eagles make meals of mature kokanee salmon before continuing south for the winter. 273 bald eagles, a record, were counted at Lake Coeur d'Alene on Dec. 29, 2011, according to Bureau of Land Management statistics reported by the Spokane Spokesman-Review.

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