Location: Range Management Research
Project Number: 3050-11210-007-96
Start Date: Mar 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
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.