Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Checking in on Golden Eagle Movement Nov 2013

We have some recent information to share about two golden eagles with satellite transmitters.  The project, as you might recall, involves Audubon Minnesota, the National Eagle Center, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Nongame Program, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Endangered Resources Program in a project to increase our understanding of the biology and management needs of golden eagles wintering along the Mississippi River.  

GOEA 45  - Jeanette - seems to be taking a path across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this year rather than heading back up and around Lake Superior…it will be interesting to see where she ends up and how she gets there.

GOEA 53 - Jack -  is still plugging away and heading south, although the bird does not seem to be in any big hurry

The map we provided is a screen shot from the interactive map found on Audubon Minnesota's page.  You can select to just look at one bird's migration for a season, or look at all of them.  GOEA 45's fall migration is in bright red.  GOEA 53's fall migration is in light blue.  

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