FINAL Bald Eagle Migration Update: May 12, 2004
Today's Report Includes:
Special Thanks to Our Bald Eagle Biologist!
As the migration season draws to a close, we'd like to turn your attention behind the scenes. Over the past 4 months, in addition to his busy job, Peter Nye found extra time to share his research and knowledge with us all. Journey North would not be possible without the dedication of scientists like Peter Nye who contribute their expertise voluntarily.
Latest News and Migration Map
Take a close look at Golden eagle A00 this week!
Link to Latest Data:
Field Notes from Peter Nye
Have a great summer, and thanks for sharing this spring migration with me.
Satellite Eagles on Map Server
We’re happy to offer you all the Spring 2004 locations for our satellite-tracked eagles in one interactive map. All spring eagle backpack transmitters beamed up signals to orbiting satellites allowing us to capture their latest locations. Now you can “click” on any data point and find the exact date and time of day (remember Universal time?) each signal was sent!
Take a minute to explore the new map. Go to the Journey North MapServer and scroll down to “Eagle (Satellite-tracked)”.
Look at the big map of North America:
Practice using the magnification tool and zoom in to any part of the map you want to study.
Eagles are Big Babies: Discussing CQ #26
Wow, what a difference! Why do you suppose young eagles take so long to grow up compared to hummingbirds and robins?
Here are additional thoughts from Ornithologist Laura Erickson:
What Did You Learn?
Peter Nye Summarizes His Research Findings
Last November, Peter Nye traveled to a scientific conference to give a presentation about his bald eagle migration studies. He shared his findings, based on his work tracking eagles by satellite since 1992. How many days does spring migration take? Who leaves earlier, males or females? How far do eagles travel? Read what he's learned:
One of the most important steps in a scientist's work is sharing research results with other scientists. This is how the body of scientific knowledge is built--and how it constantly changes, as new research findings replace the old. As a way to synthesize your learning this spring, write your own scientific paper based on the Bald Eagle research you have witnessed. This lesson guides you through the steps:
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This is the FINAL Bald Eagle Migration Update for 2004. We've had a lot of fun learning about eagles this spring! Thanks to everyone who participated in tracking these magnificent raptors with Eagleye and Journey North.
See you next spring!
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