Distribution and Habitat Selection/space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila Chrysaetos)...
Range Management Research
2011 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
Our overarching goal is to assess the risk that proposed wind energy developments might have on resident and migratory golden eagles in southeastern and south-central New Mexico and help develop mitigation strategies that will reduce impact. To accomplish this goal, we seek to assess habitat use, productivity and survival of golden eagles areas with a high potential for wind energy development.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
1. Conduct at Cooperator facilities and elsewhere as appropriate, research directed toward:
a. Assessing habitat and space use of migratory and resident golden eagles in areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with a focus on areas with a high potential for wind energy development in southeastern and south-central New Mexico.
b. Identifying nest sites and estimate productivity and survival of golden eagles on BLM managed lands in areas with a high potential for wind energy development in southeastern and south-central New Mexico.
c. Determine phylogeographic patterns of relatedness for resident and wintering golden eagles in southeastern and south-central New Mexico and identify origin and migration patterns for wintering golden eagles.
d. Indentify the origin and migration patters for golden eagles over-wintering in southeastern and south-central New Mexico.
This project is in development by the USGS Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit based at New Mexico State University.
All activities associated with this project are directed by the Cooperative Research Unit of USGS through e-mail correspondence.