Tracking TERF02

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Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:45 am

Opening this topic for reports on TERF02's activities.

We don't know much about this eagle yet, except that he or she was tagged in December 2018 - the full report will be here when David Hancock has a chance to write it - https://hancockwildlife.org/our-project ... ge/terf02/.

Here's a picture of David with TERF02:
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Re: Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:04 pm

Here (from the website above) is a map of TERF02's initial travels.

It looks as the tag was turned on December 12, 2018, and then TERF04 spent a couple of days in Washington State before heading to Delta, where he or she spent a couple of months.
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Re: Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:08 pm

Here are two views of the area where TERF02 spent the last couple of months - first is in map view like the two previous screenshots - and this shows that he or she was near the Vancouver Landfill, which is a popular place for eagles to gather in the winter - but it looks as if TERF04 was more interested in the Deas Island Regional Park.
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This is the same map in satellite view:
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Re: Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:24 pm

On February 21, TERF02 decided it was time to head north - the dot is where he or she was at 5 am that morning (so actually s/he probably left on the 20th - it was pretty dark for him/her to have been flying before 5 am!).
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And here's where he is now (March 1) - all the way up to Prince Rupert!
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That's about 750 km or 450 miles.

If you look at the map and open the little calendar icon at the top, you can click on a day and see where he was that day - and he didn't go that far between the 22nd and the 24th - which makes me think s/he flew a long ways some of those other days!
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TERF02 is getting close to the Alaskan Panhandle - I wonder if s/he will spend the summer in Alaska, the way some of the eagles that were tagged in early 2018 did.

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Re: Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:24 am

Catching up a bit here, since TERF02 recently checked in after a couple of months off the grid.

He or she continued up the coast, arriving in this area of the Alaskan panhandle south of Juneau on March 5th (pink dot on the right side of all the pink lines)
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And TERF02 has been in that general area since then - the pink dot is his/her location as of the most recent data upload, on September 23rd.
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This is a good time to mention that we did not receive any data between August 5 and September 23, though the data recently uploaded shows that TERF02 was in this general area the whole time (if you go to the map page https://hancockwildlife.org/our-project ... ge/terf02/ and click the little map icon at the top of the page to open the map, you can pick a date and see where TERF02 was that day). We've learned that our trackers are set to communicate with Canadian cell towers, which apparently use a slightly different frequency than US cell towers - so our tagged eagles who spend a lot of time in Alaska may not upload data very often.

I'm guessing that TERF02 came south to the Vancouver area for the winter last year (which is when he/she was tagged) - and may do that again this year. Stay tuned....

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Re: Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:51 pm

TERF02 checked in again on October 6, the first time I've seen an update since September 23.

He or she is still in the same general area, but it is beginning to get colder up there.
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Re: Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:21 am

TERF02 uploaded tracking data again on October 10; I included a couple of screenshots using the satellite view to show the sort of area where he or she has been spending time - looks kind of chilly to me!
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