This year there have been over 100 Bald Eagles counted Barr Lake in just one day. Take a look at this article and video from local news in Denver. Park Manager, Michelle Seubert talks about the regal Bald Eagles that visit Barr Lake State Park every year.
Anyone who has ever seen these majestic raptors knows how beautiful they are. People who visit Barr Lake get to see them up close and personal as they fly over the lake and dip down with ease to catch a fish. There is no shortage of their favorite food, and that is a big draw for the Eagles. If you are lucky and visit the park at the right time, you can see them fishing and vying with other Eagles to keep their catch. Many times, little skirmishes happen, and only one lucky bird will take the fish into the tall Cottonwood trees to feast on their catch.
Anyone who wants to see these amazing birds and watch them fly and feed needs to take a walk at Barr Lake and enjoy the peace, quiet and excitement of this special place!
Barr Lake is also host to many other birds–both migratory and permanent residents. You can download a Barr Lake Bird Checklist to see the amazing variety.