Wildlife managers track eagles’ movements in Southwest Colorado

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Wildlife managers track eagles’ movements in Southwest Colorado

Transmitters provide illuminating insights into birds’ behaviors, migration habits
Colorado Parks and Wildlife tracked an eagle from its nesting grounds in Southwest Colorado to Idaho and back. Outfitted with a transmitter, Eagle B-75 made the journey in about 40 days. The tracking study will help wildlife managers understand how eagles use the landscape, said Brian Magee, a land-use coordinator with CPW.

Wildlife managers track eagles’ movements in Southwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife tracked an eagle from its nesting grounds in Southwest Colorado to Idaho and back. Outfitted with a transmitter, Eagle B-75 made the journey in about 40 days. The tracking study will help wildlife managers understand how eagles use the landscape, said Brian Magee, a land-use coordinator with CPW.

Wildlife managers track eagles’ movements in Southwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is currently tracking five bald eagles and one golden eagle in Southwest Colorado. Wildlife managers say the project will help them make recommendations for how new developments can ease their impact on eagle habitat.

Wildlife managers track eagles’ movements in Southwest Colorado

The transmitters on the eagles are expected to last at least five years. They send a signal back to Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices about every hour and allow wildlife managers to track the eagles’ movements on an interactive map.
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