San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Golden Eagle Habitat Selection as a Function of Land Use and Terrain, San Diego County, California

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Article abstract: Beginning in 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with Bloom Biological, Inc., began telemetry research on golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) captured in the San Diego, Orange, and western Riverside Counties of southern California. This work was supported by the San Diego Association of Governments, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Since 2014, we have tracked more than 40 eagles, although this report focuses only on San Diego County eagles. An important objective of this research is to develop habitat selection models for golden eagles. Here we provide predictions of population-level habitat selection for golden eagles in San Diego County based on environmental covariates related to land use and terrain.

Number of pages: 22

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

Year: 2018

Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey

Prepared by: U.S. Geological Survey;

Keywords: Aquila chrysaetos; golden eagle; habitat selection; telemetry;

Species: Golden Eagle

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