Friends of the Columbia Gorge U.S. Forest Service U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum Rowena Wildlife Clinic Story Gorge
Each winter Bald Eagles come to the Columbia River Gorge to roost and hunt. Most years visitors to the gorge are taken on hikes to view these majestic birds in their routines and habitat, but like many things, COVID-19 had a different plan. Friends of the Columbia Gorge reached out to us to see if we could help produce a film that would bring this unique experience to people. We agreed without pause, and before you could blink, Sean was packing his camera and 600mm (1200 with a 2x magnifier) lens and heading out for chilly February mornings on the Lyle spit. He was also granted escorted access to The Dalles Dam by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, another partner on the project. With this commitment and exclusive access, we were able to put together a short film that moved viewers and served to anchor the Eagle Watch 2021 Virtual Event put on by the project partners.