San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Vertebrate Species
Site Occupancy, Nesting Success, Movement Behavior, and Genetic Structure of Golden Eagles in Western San Diego County, California - Year 1

In Progress

Project description

This is the first year of a 5-Year Study. The objectives this year are to (1) provide descriptions of eagle home range and movement, (2) analyze the telemetry and observational data and predict habitat use across the study area conditional on eagle behavior, and (3) relate predictions of habitat use to existing spatial data for threats.


Project protocol

Name: No protocol available at this time


Project location

County: Baja California, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego

General: Central-central, Central-east, Central-west, North-central, North-east, North-west, South-central, South-east, South-west

MU: 10, 11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9


Project spatial boundary

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: Golden eagle


Implementing entities

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Principal investigator: Robert N. Fisher; Teresa Brennan; Escondido Creek Conservancy

SDMMP lead: Kris Preston

Study lead: Jeff Tracey


Project funding agreements

Funding participants
Role Participants
funding source Environmental Mitigation Program

Strategic elements

Budget year: FY15-16 Work plan objectives number: 1.2