Where are Golden Eagles 834 and 733?

Where are Golden Eagles 834 and 733? Given that we caught a Golden Eagle at our banding station yesterday, it’s not a surprise that they are headed south! 834, who spent the summer in Nunavut, is currently in SW Ontario, about 44 miles from the Minnesota border or over 300 miles from his wintering grounds. 733 spent the summer south of 834 but is north of him now: she’s about 228 miles north of the border, or over 400 miles from her wintering grounds.

834 has flown over 1473 miles since September 11. His largest single movement happened on October 2, when he flew 200 miles in one day! We didn’t receive some of 733’s records – perhaps her unit’s battery needed to recharge – but she flew 414 miles between October 16 and November 6.


Several of you commented on the size of Golden Eagles after we posted a photo from our banding blind yesterday. Bald Eagles are typically a little bit longer, but Golden Eagles tend to weigh more and have bigger footpads and longer talons. They are extremely strong and very formidable! If you’d like to know more about them, check out our Golden Eagle page: https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/golden-eagles/. To explore the travels of any of the eagles we’ve tracked, visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.


Good luck, 733 and 834! Maybe we’ll see you on your wintering grounds in a couple of weeks!