A project of Kentucky Dept of Fish & Wildlife in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
|Name||Species||Life Stage||Release Date||Last Location||Days Transmitted|
|Chief Paduke||Bald Eagle||Adult||2012-04-29||2013-05-16||382|
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In May 2010, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) partnered with The Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) to attach 2 transmitters to nestling Bald Eagles (Kelly and Turner) at Ballard Wildlife Management Area in Ballard County, KY.
Later, in August 2011, an additional transmitter was attached to a juvenile female Bald Eagle, Missy. Missy had been rescued from entanglement in a fishing line at Doug-Travis WMA. After three weeks at a wildlife rehabilitator, she was released at Doug-Travis WMA.
The eagles wear a 70g solar-powered GPS-PTT satellite transmitter, attached like a backpack with a Teflon harness. Each transmitter, or tracking device, will allow KDFWR to follow the young Bald Eagle’s movements and provide information on the dispersal, survival, roosting and foraging patterns for each eagle. Solar panels recharge the transmitter's battery and we hope to receive 3-5 years of tracking data from each of these birds. This is the first study tracking Bald Eagles using satellite telemetry in Kentucky.
This project was executed with the help of CCB. We very much appreciate their participation in this project!
This project was funded in part by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.