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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Ellington Agricultural Center
440 Hogan Road
Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 781-6500
Golden Eagle monitoring with GPS transmitters reveals eagle use of habitat in Tennessee during winter and migration routes

Following the conclusion of hunting season, TWRA biologists descend upon the woods with trail cameras to continue the agency’s monitoring of the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). These efforts began in middle Tennessee in 2013 to determine the occurrence of the species on the state’s winter landscape. Surprisingly, TWRA biologists began recording images of golden eagles in multiple locations across the state. Efforts shifted from simply monitoring to partnering with the Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group to capture these secretive forest birds.

Captures of Golden Eagles are fitted with special transmitters to allow tracking of their movements from summer grounds to winter grounds, increasing our knowledge of population size and habitat preferences.

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