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Where are Golden Eagles 733, 834, and 833?

Golden Eagle head study.

The Raptor Resource Project is conducting a study on Golden Eagles (GOEA) to answer questions about their winter and summer grounds, migration route timing and fidelity, the familial ties among Golden Eagles wintering in our region, levels of lead and mercury, and the presence of HPAI antibodies. Does lead exert an influence on Golden Eagle populations? Have they been exposed to HPAI? What are their specific habitat requirements? While Western and Eastern Golden Eagles have undergone extensive research, there remains

A summary of the first two field seasons tracking Golden Eagles from the Driftless Region

January 12, 2024: Subadult Golden Eagle

– By Brett Mandernack and Ryan Schmitz The eastern race of Golden Eagles that are known to winter in or pass through the Driftless Region have only recently been recognized.  Our primary research objectives are to learn the travel behavior of these eagles, delineate their fall and spring migration routes and their fidelity to those routes, identify their summer and winter ranges and fidelity to those, and examine mobility on those ranges. Mobility on summer ranges may help discern the

Where are Golden Eagles 733 and 834?

2023: Golden Eagle Trapping

Where are Golden Eagles 733 and 834? The last time we checked in, they were both in Ontario, 400 and 300 miles north of their wintering grounds, respectively. 834 has since arrived back on his wintering grounds near Tell, WI, while 733 isn’t far from Eau Claire, WI. We’ll see if she makes it down to the wintering grounds she used last year. Subadult male 834 summered in Nunavut, up above the arctic circle. He’s traveled over 2300 miles since

Where are Golden Eagles 834 and 733?

834's map

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

October 27, 2023: Where are Golden Eagles 733 and 834?

October 27, 2023: 733's map

Migration has begun! 733, a subadult female eagle that we began tracking in 2022, appears to have started her migration south! At the beginning of October, she was north of Rankin Inlet in Nunavut, roughly 1,350 miles north of her capture location. As of today’s post, she had moved about 451 miles south, skirting the edge of Hudson’s Bay, to a location near Churchill, Manitoba. She’s not far from 833’s last known location near Port Nelson right now: an area

August 25, 2023: Good luck, DH2!

August 19, 2023: DH2 in the pine by the visitors center at the hatchery.

Happy Fri-yay, everyone! Our eagle-eyed eagle watchers haven’t seen or heard DH2 since the morning of August 19th. It looks like our little eaglet has flown the coop! Will it come back to say goodbye before it leaves for good? Here’s what we’ve learned from the Decorah eagles we’ve tracked so far. We don’t have satellite tracking data, but six days is a very long time not to see DH2, especially given that we saw and heard the eaglet almost

July 30, 2023: Where are Golden Eagles 733 and 834?

Golden Eagle 834

Where are Golden Eagles 733 and 834? While we are sweltering through another hot bald eagle summer, the two are staying cool up in Canada and Nunavut! Golden Eagle 834 is spending time on the Melville Peninsula, a steep rocky landscape with colorful flowers and numerous summering birds, including loons, geese, eider ducks, jaegers, plovers, snow buntings, snowy owls, and of course golden eagles. As 834 drifts through the sky, he might look out to sea and glimpse migrating beluga

Where are golden Eagles 733 and 834?

Where are Golden Eagles 733 and 834? The Raptor Resource Project is researching wintering Golden Eagles in the Driftless Area to learn more about their movement on their winter and summer ranges, including potential nest locations, seasonal migration patterns and timing, and route fidelity. The sun reached 23.5 degrees north – its northernmost location – on the solstice yesterday. It was still 1,366 miles south of Decorah, which enjoyed 15.24 hours of daylight and 8.76 hours of night, including civil

Who’s that eagle with a transmitter?

March 15, 2023: D27 eating roadkill. Based on its striped tail, this was a raccoon. Raccoons aren't true hibernators, but at this latitude, they spend a lot of winter holed up in their dens. They tend to be eager to get out, explore, and eat come spring. Note the dark head streaks. Some eagles retain minimal dark streaking past their fifth year. D27 turns six in about a month.

Who’s that eagle with a transmitter? Photographer Seth Vreeman just sent us these photos. He wrote: “I photographed a Bald Eagle just south of Canton, MN tonight. I was surprised when I got home and saw that it had a transmitter on its back. I was far enough away that I didn’t even notice it. The lighting wasn’t great and, like I said, I was a pretty good distance away. Not my best shots, but pretty cool nevertheless!” Thanks to

Where are our eagles? D36, 733, and 834 check in!

January 26, 2023: Golden Eagles belong to the 'true' eagle genus, while Bald Eagles belong to the 'sea eagle' genus. Both are classified as eagles, but Bald Eagles are more closely related to kites.

Thanks for the airmail, eagles! Once again, our inboxes were stuffed with postcards this week as D36 and Golden Eagles 732, 733, 832, and 834 all checked in. Click each image to see a full-sized postcard and click the right arrow to see each eagle’s map! Bald Eagle D36 | Three-Year Old Subadult Male Eagle D36 has moved! Brett wrote: “D36 has begun a flyabout, heading generally SW and west of where he has spent the past several months. What

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