The staff of OurAmazingPlanet, a site dedicated to exploring the wonder and beauty of Earth through news, features and images, recently published a brief story mentioning Todd Katzner’s research on golden eagle migratory habits.
A rare golden eagle that was rehabilitated after it was found wounded in New York last year has been tracked since its release all the way back to where it was originally found.
The eagle was found in Amenia, N.Y., by snowmobilers in February 2011. It had suffered multiple puncture wounds on its left leg, likely caused by an animal it was trying to capture. Its left foot was also injured. It was transferred to the Tufts Wildlife Center in North Grafton, Mass., for treatment and made a full recovery.
Last March, it was released from Tufts, but not before Todd Katzner, a research assistant professor at West Virginia University who studies the species’ migratory habits, outfitted it with a GPS-GSM telemetry unit and a tracking band.
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