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Journey North News will be posted on Wednesdays:
Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11


FINAL Bald Eagle Migration Update: May 11, 2005
V98 could be tending eggs at her nesting site in Northern Quebec. P04 may have other ideas. Now our nestlings can be called yearlings. They were hatched out about one year ago. Eagleye makes decisions this month: which new nestlings will get the new satellite units? Thank you for tracking the Bald eagles in 2005. Tune in early 2006 and join us again!
Bald Eagle Migration Update: May 4, 2005
Watching the young eaglets through the satellite transmitter has made this an interesting season. Imagine and predict the stories of these 4 young birds over the next 4-5 years as their transmitter sends us signals. What lies at the Quebec Labrador border? A geography lesson is in store. Examine the 24 day old chick on the web cam; how has it grown and changed? Take a look at eaglets with Journey North for Kids.

Bald Eagle Migration Update: April 27, 2005
Wow, what a week for flying! How much can we learn about the juvenile bald eagle’s habits and behavior by studying the maps of their movements? This week we focus on map skills and we become eagle biologists making summaries and predictions about the migration. Take a closer look at Quebec. How much of the province will the eagles fly across?
Eagle in flight Bald Eagle Migration Update: April 20, 2005
Do birds follow habitual patterns in their migrations? Sweeping migrations this week for adult eagles V98 and P04. Have they reached this year’s nesting grounds? Learn how eagles rise high and glide to conserve energy as they fly. Compare animal migrations with your own vacations. And the eagle “kids” give us lots to think about this week.
Bald Eagle Migration Update: April 13, 2005
Migrants P04 and V98 continued north with the flush of springtime in the Northeast. Fledglings are gaining a lot of experience while they visit a variety of geographic locations. Diligent incubation brings success in the eagle’s nest from Eagles Online. Male and female eagles know exactly what their duties are when it comes to raising young. Learn about their division of labor!
eagle_fledgling01 Bald Eagle Migration Update: April 6, 2005
Spring is in the air and the eagles are moving! Great relief is felt with Bald eagle V98 who appears to have started her journey north to the Canadian border. Why 3 weeks late? Fledglings also moving and each has their own agenda. Will they return to their natal areas? Can you tell boy from girl with the eaglets? And an important adaptation, the talons.
Bald Eagle Migration Update: March 30, 2005
This week’s map gives us a lot to consider. The fledglings each have a something in mind – what do you think? Follow the trail of Y90 to gain clues to this bird’s behavior. Join Eagleye on a field day and imagine assisting with your own hands. Find out more about the PTT and other equipment. Learn more about weather and eagle migration to help understand how springtime can affect the eagles.
Bald Eagle Migration Update: March 23, 2005
It appears that spring is in the air and many of our eagles are starting to move. Welcome to 4 fledglings! These 4 young birds were satellite-tagged just before they fledged from New York nests last summer. Take some time to get to know these “local” eagles and we’ll see if Eagleye’s prediction for where they migrate is correct. Use Eagles Online to take you to a live eagle’s nest. And explore an important adaptation – the tail!
Bald Eagle Migration Update: March 16, 2005
Both our satellite packing eagles must be feeling spring in the air. What will it take to send them on their journeys to the north? One of the little fledgling eagles is on the move from VA back to its natal area. How much do eagles need to eat during the cold winter months? Let’s take a look at some amazing adaptations that help the eagle to survive. And, get to know Eagleye Nye in a short interview clip.

Bald Eagle Migration Update: March 9, 2005
Welcome to Bald eagle P04, captured March 7, 2005! A previously un-banded male is fit with his satellite backpack transmitter and given code name P04. Is he a migrant? Read about this capture where Eagleye and Kathy ensnare a record 8 eagles with one attempt. View a short video and review the dangers of noise pollution. Review the checklist and learn what kinds of things are reported after visiting each eagle nest in NY.
Bald Eagle Migration Update: March 2, 2005
Many bald eagles congregate along the Chesapeake Bay this time of year. New York eagles are among them. Why there? Could this be a dangerous place for the birds? Join Eagleye and crew on a virtual trapping. Learn what it takes to successfully and carefully capture and tag eagles as you read about one good day’s work on the river. The secret is revealed. Use a formula to learn how to tell male from a female eagle!
Bald Eagle Migration Update: February 23, 2005
Ask the Expert Now Open: Sharpen your pencils and wits with questions for our Eagle Expert. Of all birds in the world, Bald Eagles hold the record for the biggest nest ever built. Find out how big, and learn about the style and construction of these marvelous feats of nature. Check into the map and data archives to learn about the travels and habits of Golden eagle #A20, then predict what our former bird might do this spring.
Bald Eagle Migration Update: February 16, 2005
Where is golden eagle A20? Satellite transmitters don’t last forever. Meet 2 new eagles close up! Eagleye and Kathy Michell successfully captured birds that promise to teach us some new lessons about eagle behavior and habitat. Learn about eagle history and legislation to protect eagles, then decide whether the punishment for cutting down a eagle’s nest fits the crime. And, add some new words to your glossary.
Bald Eagle Migration Update: February 9, 2005
We begin tracking the eagles this week with 3 locations for each bird. You can use the data to create your own maps, or use our maps to learn where the eagles are spending the winter. Learn about Greenwich Mean Time, and do some calculations to find out what time the eagle backpacks are sending location data in Eastern Standard Time. Investigate how high satellites orbit and compare this to a migrating bird or the Statue of Liberty.
Bald Eagle Migration Update: February 2, 2005
“Eagle Eye” Pete Nye is back for his 11th season tracking eagles with Journey North! Pete shares his research plans and the history of the NY study. Print out and read about this exciting project in a new “just-for-kids” introduction booklet. Meet our satellite tracked eagles and learn about a special habitat along the Upper Delaware River. Learn lots of teacher tips for designing assessments for this exciting Journey North study.




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