Biotelemetry Data for Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) Captured in Coastal Southern California, February 2017–December 2019

Data Series 1128
Prepared in cooperation with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and San Diego Management and Monitoring Program (SDMMP)
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Abstract

Because of a lack of clarity about the status of golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in coastal southern California, the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, and San Diego Management and Monitoring Program, began a multi-year survey and tracking program of golden eagles to address questions regarding habitat use, movement behavior, nest occupancy, genetic population structure, and human impacts on eagles. Golden eagle trapping and tracking efforts began in September 2014. During trapping efforts from September 29, 2014, to February 23, 2017, 37 golden eagles were captured. During trapping efforts from February 24, 2017, to December 2, 2019, an additional 7 golden eagles (4 females and 3 males) were captured, and one previously captured female was recaptured in San Diego County. Biotelemetry data for 27 of the 44 golden eagles that were transmitting data from February 24, 2017, to December 2, 2019, are presented. These eagles ranged as far north as British Columbia, Canada, and as far south as Ciudad Insurgentes, Baja California, Mexico.

Suggested Citation

Tracey, J.A., Madden, M.C., Molden, J.C., Sebes, J.B., Bloom, P.H., and Fisher, R.N., 2020, Biotelemetry data for Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) captured in coastal southern California, February 2017–December 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1128, 34 p., https://doi.org/ 10.3133/ ds1128.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Biotelemetry data for Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) captured in coastal southern California, February 2017–December 2019
Series title Data Series
Series number 1128
DOI 10.3133/ds1128
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description vii, 34 p.
Country United States
State California
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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