Bald Eagle Migration Update: April 7, 1997
"Looks like #N 98 is sticking pretty close to the area she has been in since March 28th. Eagle #N 99 has begun another move north, and now seems to be along the Ottawa River between Ontario and Quebec, southwest of #N 98's location. Here are the latest data:
"Regarding my 'nest-guess', I'm leaning toward….." How would YOU complete the sentence? This is your last chance to guess where eagle #N 98's nest may be. How would you answer Challenge Question # 7?
Challenge Question # 7
To respond to this Challenge Question please follow the instructions at the end of this report.
Challenge Question # 6 asked, "Where was Eagle #N99 on March 20th? How far did he travel between March 18th and 20th?" "We think the Eagle traveled for 187.5 miles," said Ms Schaum's students, Alison, Samantha, Danielle, Monica, Brian, Danny, Mike, and Ryan (email@example.com). Nice going! We calculated the distance he traveled as 166 miles--very close to their estimate. On the 20th he was located southwest of Ottawa, near Smith Falls, Ontario--and probably finding food at Lac Rideau.
March 19thChallenge Question #6 posed this tough question for extra credit: "Were the weather conditions favorable for eagle migration on March 18, March 19 and/or March 20? Describe your answer." Who stepped forward to answer but a meteorologist! Here's Glen Schuster of the RST2 Project:
"What follows is a little story about a surge northward, explained by weather imagery and maps. The weather maps reveal interesting weather features that contributed to the movement of our flying friend. Best time to catch the wind---late on the 19th and the 20th. Here's what happened:
How to Respond to Journey North Bald Eagle Challenge Question # 7
Challenge Question # 7Don't Forget!
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The Next Bald Eagle Update Will be Posted on April 21, 1997.