A Closer Look at "Fall" Migration
1) Print a copy of the worksheet "Comparing Fall Migrations"
2) Print a copy of the Fall Migration map. (Or make your own map using the data below.)
(Nov. 1999 - Jan. 2000)
- To print map: Set printer to "landscape" layout.
3) Print the Fall Migration data for each eagle.
4) Using the map and data, figure out when each eagle LEFT its nesting territory. (Use latitude & longitude
shown for October as the location of the nesting territory.)
5) Using the map and data, figure out when each eagle ARRIVED on its winter territory. (Use latitude & longitude
shown for late January as the location of the winter territory.)
6) Count the total number of days each eagle traveled.
7) Total Distance traveled. Try the online "Distance Calculator"
to help calculate the distance each eagle traveled:
Important: You must put the latitude and longitude into a special format. Here's how to calculate the
answer for Eagle F83. Follow this example for the other eagles:
FROM: 56:57:90N 67:53:600W
TO: 41:46:10N 74:72:20W
EQUALS: 1098 miles (1767 km)
8) Figure the average number of miles each eagle traveled per day. Simply divide the total number of miles by
the number of days traveled.
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