When the annual Eagle Watch event began twenty years ago, eagles were in danger of extinction. Today, the birds of prey are thriving in many parts of the Northwest and have been removed from the Endangered Species List.
Colder weather forecasted for the weekend makes for better eagle-watching, says state park ranger Erin Bennett.
"They actually have over 7,000 feathers on their body," Bennett says. "When it's cold and windy that seems to be the time that they like to be out there. They're really visible and they do mate for life so you often see pairs flying together."