Bald Eagles consume Emperor Geese during late-winter in the Aleutian Archipelago
Emperor Geese (Chen canagica) are a species of concern because their population has declined rapidly since the mid-1960s and continues to remain below management objectives (Petersen et al. 1994). Emperor Geese are restricted primarily to Alaska and exhibit an east-west migration pattern, whereby most birds begin breeding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta by mid-May, stage on the Alaska Peninsula by late September, and migrate westward to winter in the Aleutian Archipelago from late November to mid-April (Eisenhauer and Kirkpatrick 1977, Petersen et al. 1994). Demographic and movement studies have been conducted on breeding grounds and stagmg areas (e.g., Schmutz et al. 1994, 1997); however, the winter ecology of Emperor Geese is poorly understood due in part to the extremely remote nature of the Aleutian Archipelago (Petersen et al. 1994).
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Bald Eagles consume Emperor Geese during late-winter in the Aleutian Archipelago|
|Series title||Journal of Raptor Research|
|Publisher||Raptor Research Foundation|
|Contributing office(s)||Western Ecological Research Center|
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