Tag Archives: Transmitter

D35 fitted with transmitter

Pictured: (L-R) Ryan Schmitz, Brett Mandernack with D35, Carole Mandernack, Ann Lynch, and David Lynch

This morning at 5:45AM, RRP Board Members Brett Mandernack (of Eagle Valley Nature Preserve) and David Lynch, John Howe (Executive Director, RRP), and Carole Mandernack and Ryan Schmitz (both from Eagle Valley Nature Preserve) captured D35 for the purpose of applying a GPS tracking transmitter and leg band. D35 was found to be in great health, and was determined to be female (using measurements of the beak, tarsus, and hallux talon) with a weight of approximately 10.3 pounds. The capture

D36 fitted with transmitter

June 30, 2020: D36 and the eagle team

Raptor Resource Project (RRP) would like to announce the successful banding, transmitter application, and release of the juvenile Decorah Bald Eagle known as D36. This morning at 5:50AM, RRP Board Members Brett Mandernack (of Eagle Valley Nature Preserve) and David Lynch, and Carole Mandernack (from Eagle Valley Nature Preserve), Ryan Schmitz from Eagle Valley Nature Preserve) and Kolton Loeffelholz (of Eagle Valley Preserve), captured D36 for the purpose of applying a GPS tracking transmitter and leg band. D36 was found

Your Transmitter Questions, answered

D34 and D36

You asked: Why are we doing this? Will it hurt the eagles? Will they still be able to reproduce? How much does the transmitter weigh? Read on for our answers. Why are you doing this? Our eagles are part of a larger longitudinal study to investigate and learn about the lives of bald eagles. Our eagles are extra special because we know their place of origin. Most eagles that Brett traps are wintering along the Mississippi river. We think they

Decorah Bald Eagle Tracking Study, 2011-2018

D1 in August of 2011

We began the Decorah bald eagle tracking study in 2011 after RRP’s founder Bob Anderson and I decided to answer the question that followers most often asked him: “Where do the eagles go when they leave Decorah?” Phase One: The Eagle Valley Tracking Study Eagle Valley’s (EV) tracking project began as a partnership with researchers from The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. After their field research program ended in 2002, EV took over with the generous financial support