Eagle F81was recovered dead in Quebec, right over the Quebec/New Brunswick border, where
he appeared to be nesting. He was, unfortunately, caught and killed during the fall of 2001 in a coyote trap up
there. This has happened to some our tagged birds before. I suspect the trappers are using what are known as
"open-bait" sets, where meat or some attractant is visible to aerial opportunists/scavengers such as
raptors. Many states have either outlawed or discourage such open-bait sets already, due to this by-catch problem.
Too bad for F81. He was a candidate for us to visit nest-locations in summer and try to trap the alternate adult
(his mate), which would result in another satellite radio His satellite radio is being refurbished at this time
(March 2002), so it can be re-used.
Can you find F81's nest in Quebec?
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