January 26, 2023: Our first Golden Eagle of the season!

Jeff Worrell and the rest of our Golden Eagle trapping team caught an eagle today! I loved our banding master’s response so much that I had to share these photos. We’ll post more information tomorrow. From David Kester:

“It was a big day for Jeff Worrell and Brett Mandernack, RRP’s golden eagle project leads. There is a small population of golden eagles that winter in the Driftless/Coulee region. We place GPS solar-powered transmitters on them and track them to see where they go for their summer nesting sites. We got our first trap of the winter today and it’s like holding a dragon.”

To learn more about our Golden Eagle Project, follow this link: https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/golden-eagles/