San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Biotelemetry Data for Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) Captured in Coastal Southern California, February 2016– February 2017

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Article abstract: Because of a lack of clarity about the status of golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in coastal southern California, the USGS, in collaboration with local, State, and other Federal agencies, began a multi-year survey and tracking program of golden eagles to address questions regarding habitat use, movement behavior, nest occupancy, genetic population structure, and human impacts on eagles. Golden eagle trapping and tracking efforts began in September 2014. During trapping efforts from September 29, 2014, to February 23, 2016, 27 golden eagles were captured. During trapping efforts from February 24, 2016, to February 23, 2017, an additional 10 golden eagles (7 females and 3 males) were captured in San Diego, Orange, and western Riverside Counties. Biotelemetry data for 26 of the 37 golden eagles that were transmitting data from February 24, 2016, to February 23, 2017 are presented. These eagles ranged as far north as northern Nevada and southern Wyoming, and as far south as La Paz, Baja California, Mexico.

Number of pages: 46

Authors: Bloom, Peter; Fisher, Robert N.; Katzner, Todd; Madden, Melanie; Sebes, Jeremy; Tracey, Jeff;

Year: 2017

Prepared for: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Bureau of Land Management; San Diego Association of Governments;

Prepared by: U.S. Geological Survey;

Keywords: golden eagle; telemetry;

Species: Golden Eagle; Golden eagle

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