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Eagle Migration Update: February 4, 2004
“Eagle Eye” Nye is back for his 10th season tracking
eagles with Journey North! Learn about some of his new research plans
and join us on a high flying season. Brush up on how satellite technology
and little backpack transmitters become map data points. Use your
“Magic Eye” skills to look closely into our fall migration
map. And, teachers- organize for the season with map and assessment
Eagle Migration Update: February 11, 2004
Catch up on the last 2 months of eagle data and ask yourself what
it tells you about winter range. Hear from Kathy Michell about her
work setting out eagle bait. Our migrating eagles aren’t ready
to nest, but we can start to think about nesting. Visit a live eagle
nest Webcam in MA to see action every day. And how high is 517 miles?
Create a scale-drawn wall model of the earth’s atmosphere from
skyscrapers to outer space.
Eagle Migration Update: February 18, 2004
Eagles holding steady. Each has their own winter home range. How would
you study and define them? It’s winter fieldtrip time- put on
your mittens and hats, grab your binoculars and come to a special
place where the fishing is good. Challenge yourself to answer, “Why
do eagles congregate in winter?” Dig into each eagle’s
information and give it a moniker that is fitting. And, start thinking
about all important adaptations.
Eagle Migration Update: February 25, 2004
Cold Canadian weather and the eagles stay put. Learn about eagle rehabilitation
and the dangers of lead poisoning in the wild. Eagles have large beaks
and strong talons, but carry only with their talons- why? And what
is so special about talons? There's always a WHY behind WHAT you see.
Submit your questions now for “Ask the Expert.”
Eagle Migration Update: March 3, 2004
Do eagles get spring fever? Looking at this week’s map might
make you wonder. As you read this the trapping team is out on the
Delaware River hoping to capture more eagles. March is migration month
for many eagles. Is this true for our eagles? Track back into the
Journey North archives to see. Learn more about the hazards of lead
in our environment and what to do about it. And, how is the eagle’s
head adapted for survival?
Eagle Migration Update: March 10, 2004
They are staying in their winter ranges for now, but fluxuating weather
is signaling spring to our NY eagles. Wish Eagleye Nye well on this
week’s field work. Weather maps are treasure troves of information
– learn some things about the clues they present. Changing pressure,
barometers and migrations are all related. Try watching the barometric
pressure in your classroom. Learn about the eagle's frozen dinner
challenges. And get a bird’s eye view of the eagle’s eye.
Eagle Migration Update: March 17, 2004
A real exciting week for eagles: V98 joins the satellite tracked eagles
and A00 acts on the ages-old urge to migrate north. V98 was trapped
as she was migrating through – and she continues northward on
a path only she knows. Imagine her life during this time of travel
and calculate her speed this week. Explore Greenwich Mean Time. Visit
a nest, and research another eagle adaptation.
Eagle Migration Update: March 24, 2004
The migration is heating up and they’re starting to move out!
Compare migration journeys for our Golden eagle A00, and predict when
A20 will head out this year. Learn about the importance of undisturbed
nesting sites. Watch a video of the climb up to a nest and experience
the unexpected. Read the great questions and answers from this year’s
Ask the Expert, and review all the incredible eagle adaptations.
Eagle Migration Update: March 31, 2004
Satellite transmissions from our eagles are revealing lots of interesting
information this week. Will eagle V98 decide to stay or continue north?
A20 is on the move, but can we use the past to predict his migration
this year? After almost 850 miles of flight it appears that Golden
eagle A00 might be home for the season. What is the newest big threat
to the future populations of eagles? Learn about habitat conservation
and try some scientific experiments at home.
Eagle Migration Update: April 7, 2004
More questions about Bald eagle V98 this week. She is still in the
Adirondacks, but Eagleye isn’t ready to call her migration yet.
Eagles are on nests in NY state now and we wonder how difficult it
is for them to keep their eggs warm with cold and snow all around.
Take a look at many different bird's egg-incubation periods. What’s
a solar PTT look like, and how do scientists attach them to the eagles?
Watch a Satellite Backpack Fashion Show!
Eagle Migration Update: April 14, 2004
scrutiny of the data may contain clues for you to decide whether
Bald eagle V98 is “on her way.” Take a close look and
compare Golden and Bald eagles. Learn more about the magnificently
powerful flight of the eagle. Learn their secrets about soaring
and gliding, and try making your own eagle kite this spring.
Eagle Migration Update: April 28, 2004
Eagles are now in their summer territory. Study this week’s
map for clues: are they setting up house, or still looking around?
One thing is for sure, A20 has been busy. Visit the nest on the webcam
again to view the ever-growing and changing chicks. What changes do
you see? Learn fascinating facts about nesting phenology and chores
necessary for each parent.
Eagle Migration Update: May 5, 2004
Eagles settling in, except for A20, who seems to have trouble making
up his mind! Take a closer look at the 2 chicks anatomy from the nest
monitored by Massachusetts web cam. Why do eagle chicks stay so long
in the nest compared to robins and hummers? Learn what happens when
the eagles don’t clean their room (nest). It is nasty! Do some
in-depth calculations to predict nesting phenology for our birds in
Bald Eagle Migration Update: May 12, 2004
As another spring migration comes to a close we are grateful for the
contributions Eagleye Peter Nye has made to our studies. Golden eagle
A00 gives us all something to wonder about this week! Visit the Journey
North MapServer to view all the eagle migration data this season.
Let’s focus on our research results. What did you learn? Conclude
the season with a scientific research paper. And join us next spring
for another exciting eagle migration season!
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