Live Tracking - Recent Check-In Dates

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Live Tracking - Recent Check-In Dates

Post by JudyB » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:08 pm

I'm forever trying to remember which eagles are checking in regularly and which are "off the grid" - so I'm going to put a list of the tagged eagles with the date they last checked in, and approximately from where. Some of the eagles apparently nest (or are looking for nesting locations) in Alaska where the trackers don't always work or in Northern Canada where there aren't many cell towers - and may come back online in the fall when they seem to head South.

Clicking their name will take you to the forum page for that eagle, with more information.

Last Updated June 21, 2020

The date after their name is their most recent post;
if they're posting every day or every couple of days, I'll say "posting frequently as of" rather than keep changing the date

BACA01 - March 28 2019 - tagged Feb 2018 - posted March 28 2019 from the Alaskan panhandle (headed South around Jan 12 2019, ending up in Washington State, and started north again March 1)

BACA02 - February 10 2020 - tagged Feb 2018 - posted February 10 from the south tip of Etolin Island Alaska; headed north February 3 and crossed into the Alaska panhandle February 9; posted frequently January 14-30 from Delta, January 10 from the Sechelt area, January 7 from the mainland across from the north end of Vancouver Island and January 2 2020 from a bit south of Port Rupert (not a lot of data points from the previous 10 months, again suggesting issues with his tag); previously posted March 1 2019 from the Alaskan panhandle (he apparently was in the Richmond area north of Delta during some part of January-February 2019, but there aren't a lot of signals; his tag may be having issues)

BACA03 - posting frequently as of September 29 2019 - tagged ?Nov-Dec 2018? - in his home Surrey/Delta nesting territory as of September 29 2019; (he went back north for a few days after posting September 21 2019 from his nesting area; before that he spent a month out of touch north of Squamish) (previously posted August 19 2019 from Surrey/Delta nesting area - last post was heading north, though not that far from his nesting area) (he's a 6-year-old male who was banded by OWL as a fledgling and 2019 may have been his first nesting season - his full story is coming soon)

TERF01 - September 19 2018 - tagged Feb 2018 - posted September 19 2018 from near Bella Coola (250 mi/400 km north of Vancouver)

TERF02 - June 19 2020 - tagged ?Dec 2018? - arrived back in what appears to be his/her home territory on the Alaskan Panhandle March 17; posted March 2 2020 from Squirrel Cove, heading north; posted frequently from January 15 - February 29 2020 from the Delta area; posted January 15 2020 from a bit north of Powell River and arrived in Delta January 17; posted frequently from just south of the Alaskan border November 20-25 2019 after heading south November 15 and crossing the border into BC on November 20; previously posted October 6, 10 & 14 and September 23 2019 from the same general part of the Alaskan panhandle (off the grid since August 5 post from the same general area) (left Delta area Feb 21)

TERF03 - posting frequently as of December 16 2019 - tagged ?Dec 2018? - began heading south November 10 and crossed into BC November 27 but we didn't get any data until December 15, then a zig-zag path arriving in Delta December 24; posted September 25, 19 and 14 2019 from the Alaskan panhandle near Juneau (left Delta area July 3); previous check-in was August 23, a bit further south

TERF04 - June 26 2019 - tagged Feb 2018 - posted June 26 2019 from the Alaskan panhandle (visited Squamish/Chilliwack areas Dec 1 2018 - Mar 10 2019 with quick stop at Delta on the way north)

TERF05 - June 10 2018 - tagged Feb 2018 - appears to have posted July 17 2019 from Great Slave Lake in the southern part of the Northwest Territories but her transmitter has been statistically motionless since approximately June 10 2018 - so either she's dead or (fingers crossed) the tracker came off; someone has been to that location to look for the tracker and didn't find it, so it could be on a tree branch or maybe caught on something in the water; it stopped transmitting during the winter, but started up again in the spring, suggesting to me (JudyB) that the solar panel may have been covered by snow or ice.

TEUS03 - July 24 2019 - tagged ?Dec 2018? - posted July 24 2019 from Bowen Island, a little northwest of Vancouver (he or she had been in the White Rock/Delta/Surrey area before that, so this may have been the beginning of a flight north; the timing was right)

BETA02 - January 15 2020 - tagged March 21 2019 - posted January 15 from just North of Vancouver, after checking in from Prince Rupert on January 7 then heading south; January 2 2020 from Admiralty Island in the Alaskan Panhandle; it appears that when she left the Whitehorse area she headed into parkland, then to the coast which is part of Alaska there - so not surprising that there were no signals; previously posted from July 30 2019 from near Whitehorse, Yukon (she was found weak and injured in January 2019 and brought to OWL for rehab, and headed north immediately upon release; she was estimated to be 4.5 years old in January)


More information on the eagles can be found here - https://hancockwildlife.org/beta-bald-e ... -alliance/

More information about BACA03, TERF02, TERF03 and TEUS03 should be posted there soon.

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Re: Live Tracking - Recent Check-In Dates

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:53 pm

January 15 2020

This is exciting - 5 of our 10 tagged eagles are in or near the Vancouver/Delta area!
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You may need to click to full size to see everyone, but here's who's who:

The pink dot is TERF02

The very hard to see gray dot in the next red circle is BETA02

The lower circle on the left contains two dots - the green one that's partly hidden is BACA02 and the yellow one is TERF03 (I'm pretty sure they're at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta, which is probably where the incoming dots are headed).

Last, but definitely not least, the red dot is BACA03 - who actually nests in that area!


January 16

Here are the same 5 eagles as above a day later, in map view rather than satellite view.
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The pink dot representing TERF02 is further south, and some of the others have moved a bit (not everyone checks in every day, even when they're near cell towers).

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