British Columbia

High hopes for Brackendale bald eagles

The bald eagle population in Brackendale near Squamish, B.C., had been dwindling recently, but many people are hoping this will be a banner year for the annual count.

Bird watchers optimistic after a couple strong salmon runs

A couple strong salmon runs has boost optimism for a banner year 2:17

The bald eagle population in Brackendale near Squamish, B.C., has been dwindling recently, but some are hoping this will be a banner year for the annual count. 

Many attribute the diminishing population to shrinking salmon runs.

But with a few strong salmon runs this year, eagle watchers hope to see the birds return.

As the CBC's Tim Weekes learns, the Brackendale Art Gallery will hold the eagle count on Jan. 5, 2014.