Thursday, February 13, 2014

Checking in on Golden Eagle Travels February 2014

Thank you to Audubon Minnesota for an update on the travels of two satellite-backpacked golden eagles.

Eagle 53
Eagle 53 (Jack) is hanging out in the Ozarks on the Missouri/Arkansas border. His locations from last week had him in Baxter County, Arkansas. This is the same area he used last year and some of his locations from last winter exactly overlay the where we have him now.
Eagle 53's travels February 4-10

Eagle 45
Eagle 45 (Jeanette)  is in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, in the same area where we trapped her in the winter of 2012-13 and where she spent last year. Unfortunately her radio signals are getting sporadic which usually means the radio may stop working soon. Hopefully we can get one more spring migration track from her.

Eagle 45's travels Feb 4-10
Audubon Minnesota, the National Eagle Center, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Nongame Program, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Endangered Resources Program are involved in a project to increase our understanding of the biology and management needs of golden eagles wintering along the Mississippi River.

The National Eagle Center published the results of their 10th annual golden eagle survey last month. One hundred twelve (112) golden eagles were observed in the study area.  Just 19 of this number were observed to be sub-adults, which was a smaller percentage than in past years.  Here is the webpage for the full survey results.  

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