We examined the association between the presence of backpack radiotransmitters and Golden
Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)reproduction (percentage of occupied territories producing young, and
number of nestlings produced) over three years. The association between radio-tagging and nesting success and the number of nestlings produced varied significantly among years. A negative association with tagging was observed in one of three years, which coincided with low prey (jackrabbit) populations and a cold spring. However, small sample size and breeding by subadults may confound this result.
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Productivity of golden eagles wearing backpack radiotransmitters