North News: Winter
& Spring 2008
Feb. 6, 13*, 20, 27*, Mar 5, 12*, 19, 26*, Apr.
2, 9*, 16, 23*, 30, May 2 (* Migration Data Only)
May 7, 2008
A big thank you to our eagle scientists as we wrap up another year
tracking eagles in the NE. The eagles have scattered across NE North
America over the past 5 weeks and appear to be settled into their
summer grounds. We know they are located near water. Imagine their
nests as you view the EagleCam chick and calculate when it will
accomplish many firsts. And review a gallery of fun and fact to
remember the season.
The migration appears to have come to a close for some of our eagles,
but not all. Both U21 and U25 are still moving. Check out their
map locations this week. Let’s take a look at the physical
adaptations of the eagle and compare them with human inventions
for survival. How will you score with the comparisons? And gather
all your vocabulary in an eagle glossary so you can communicate
like a scientist.
Eagles are racking up the miles as they scatter across the map.
All have moved except for the new bald eagle, S28. Will she migrate?
Explore life in an eagle’s nest. Read the fascinating facts
and team up to teach others about your specialty. You can even create
a book about eagles to show what you have learned this spring. And
have fun dragging the eagles across the map to their nesting grounds!
The eagles have scattered! All are moving but one. Can you guess
which one? Will they follow the path they used coming south to the
wintering grounds? If so, U21 has a squiggly trail toward her nesting
grounds. Our golden eagle appears to be settled in the far north
this week. Take a peek into an eagle’s nest at the funny little
eaglets. How are they built for survival? Picture them growing a
6-foot wingspan while still in the nest!
We feature the amazing migration of the new Golden eagle this week.
She may be at the end of the journey at her nest site. Stay tuned
for next week. What’s keeping the other eagles from moving
out? Is this a normal year? Take a look at the Spring 2007 eagle
map to find out when U21 and U25 started their migration last year.
And focus on feathers with a slideshow investigation.
Some of our eagles are holding tight at their favored winter grounds.
Not U27 and R24. They have put on the miles and may be at their
summer nest sites! Take a look at the differences between their
routes. How are eagles built for adapting for survival? Take an
in-depth look at the amazing parts that make the whole bird. And,
word is in from New Hampshire that the eagles won’t be wearing
backpack transmitters this spring.
Our maps give us a bird’s eye view of the locations of the
NY eagles. This week we continue to “watch” U27 head
to her nest. Also exciting is the beginning of the first-ever monitored
migration of Golden eagle R24. Will she head NE to the wilds of
northern Canada? Learn how to use the scale of miles on the map
to find how many miles per day our eagle is flying.
One of our bald eagles is very predictable. She started her migration
right on time. Can you guess which one she is? The others are mostly
sitting tight waiting for something-? Eagle-Eye says part of the
reason an eagle heads north early is to put a claim on their territory.
Learn about this and a lot more about eagle nests with a new slide
show and some reading and writing connections to challenge you all!
Longer daylight begins to bring changes to the world around us.
Some of our migrating bald eagles are starting to notice. Check
this week’s map and compare it to the past 2 years. Will it
be an earlier or a later migration this year? View some spectacular
photographs of eagles caught in aerial gymnastics. Why do they do
these dare-devil acts? Find out what Peter Nye thinks! And keep
your fingers crossed for the New Hampshire biologists. Will they
catch birds this week?
March 5, 2008
Another week and the eagles are waiting out the silent signal that
will send them on their spring migrations north. We look at critical
winter habitats this week. Find out more about the importance of
identifying winter eagle habitats. Our maps provide many clues.
Learn more about eagle U27 so you can better predict when she will
migrate this spring. Watch her capture and release from 2006.
February 27, 2008
Just a short report this week to give you the latest data for our
birds and news from the New Hampshire eagle project. We will also
take you to a place along the Merrimack River for a short night
roosting habitat study. Find out how the biologists in NH are trying
to outsmart the eagles. Coyotes, raccoons, and crows all find the
bait interesting. Learn more about latitude today with our eagle
The birds seem to be content where they are for the time being.
Study their locations to find the nearest bodies of water. Get to
know bald eagle U25 this week. Learn where she spent the summer
and fall months. And learn why it is important to note the time
each satellite signal is sent. Learn about Greenwich Mean Time and
how to convert to local time. Then start to put the “critical
habitat” puzzle together for these important birds. Photo:
The mystery is revealed. This week’s maps show us where three
of our eagles have been since last summer. You be the scientist
and compare 2 seasons of migrations. How are they similar? You may
be surprised! Polish your observation skills. How much can you notice
in one photograph? The bait is fresh but New Hampshire eagles are
still flying free. Read the latest from NH Audubon’s Chris
Welcome to another exciting tracking bald eagles! Meet the biologists
and learn about a new project just getting started in New Hampshire.
We will follow along this spring. Why track and study eagles? How
do you set up to capture an eagle? Fasten your seat belts and get
ready to do some thinking!
Welcome to the Bald Eagle Migration Study: Starts in February
Get ready for the trip! >>