Annual bald eagle closure now in effect in Big Bear area

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SAN BERNARDINO – San Bernardino National Forest officials have closed an area around a bald eagle nest in Fawnskin on the northwest side of Big Bear Lake. The annual closure includes the lower end of the Grays Peak Trail, Grout Bay Picnic Area and Big Bear Yellow Post Site No. 1. Two adult eagles, locally known as Jackie and Shadow, have been working on the nest in recent weeks, bringing in sticks and other building materials. Such behavior is observed before actively nesting. The closure helps protect the nesting site and maintain natural bald eagle behavior. The species is sensitive to human interference and may abandon nesting activities, including eggs and offspring, if feeling threatened. The area is also used by other bald eagles in the area for foraging and roosting. No entr
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