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Satellite transmitters let you follow the movements of Bald Eagles hatched in Oklahoma.

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Additional support provided by: ConocoPhillips, Newfield Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The John Steele Zink Foundation, and individual donors.

 

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About This Project

Welcome to the Sutton Center's Bald Eagle tracking page. Here you can follow, along with us, the travels of Bald Eagles hatched in Oklahoma. These include a male and female eagle hatched in Sand Springs, Oklahoma in 2010, a male eagle hatched at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in 2011, two sibling eaglets hatched in 2011 at what we are calling the Turnpike Nest, and another female at a nest we call Sooner Nest D. We are using the latest GPS satellite tracking technology to follow the movements of these young birds for what we hope will be several years. Where will they go? When will they return? We hope to answer these questions and more. Over 20 years ago we tracked a young Oklahoma Bald Eagle to Canada during the summer, always having to stay in range of the relatively short distance transmitters that were available then. Now satellites can do most of the work and you can view our updated maps daily. For much more information about this project, click on the Eagle Tracking Information link to the left.

How To Use The Maps

To use this page, select an eagle to track using the drop-down menu above the map. This will load a map showing tracking locations for that eagle. To reduce the clutter on the maps, a maximum of about three months of eagle locations are shown on a single map. Current maps and older archived maps are available for each eagle. You can click and drag the map with your mouse to pan (move it around), and you can zoom in or out using the + and - controls on the left side of the map. Clicking on a red location balloon will provide the distance traveled since the previous location. Clicking on the Satellite button on the map brings up a photographic view instead of the map view. Try it!

We will occasionally add some comments about each eagle's movements below each map. We will update the tracking locations regularly to show representative movements of the eagles. While each mapped point location is intended to provide an accurate depiction of an eagle's position at a specific time on the date specified, the red connecting lines do not indicate actual flight paths. The lines are shown only to indicate a general direction of travel between each set of points.

Please note that because of the way we receive the tracking data from the satellites, mapped locations will always be at least 1 week behind real time.