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Goals of the Project:
The objective of this study is to determine survival rates and dispersal of bald eagles fledged from nests in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park. Monitoring movements of raptors assists federal and state wildlife agencies in tracking and resolving potential hazards to species listed in the South Florida Multi –Species Recovery Program. Bald eagles are listed as a species targeted with a recovery plan.
Twenty-five eaglets will be equipped with individual satellite platform transmitting terminal (PTT) (Microwave Telemetry, Columbia, Maryland) or VHF radio transmitters packages (American Wildlife Enterprises, Monticello, Florida) during this ten-year study.
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Carefully hooded to keep it calm through the procedure, an eaglet receives a satellite transmitter.
Survival Rates and Dispersal of Bald Eagles Fledged in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park