Big Bear Eagles Nest Watch

The Big Bear Eagles Nest Watch is a volunteer citizen science program that monitors pairs of Bald Eagles in the San Bernardino National Forest, including Big Bear Lake. The nest has been active since 2001.

During the breeding season (November through March), we are able to monitor as many as six different nests near Big Bear Lake. Climate change is threatening these species' survival at every level from population genetics to behavior, physiology, and migration patterns — anything that will affect the ability of these species to adapt to climate change.

The Eagles Nest Watch is a popular winter attraction in Big Bear. Located at the top of the mountain, this lookout provides stunning panoramic views of Big Bear Valley and the surrounding mountains.