Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

Max the Golden Eagle – February 2014

Written by Helen McLean 

A bit after 7am this morning, I received email and a phone call – a Golden Eagle was captured in Andes. After several days of attempting to capture one, finally success. By 8:30am I was at the specified location watching the wonderful group who made this happen. We spent 4+ hours watching as Scott Van Arsdale, of the DEC, and others held, measured, weighed and otherwise took note of this juvenile Golden Eagle’s particulars. A telemetry unit was attached to the bird and will send information about the bird’s habits over the course of its life. The unit looks bulky, but is in fact extremely light-weight and should not inhibit the bird’s activities.

This eagle has been named Max by one of the supporters of this project.

NYSDEC Biologist Scott Van Ardsdale watching for a Golden Eagle on a below zero morning.
NYSDEC Biologist Scott Van Ardsdale watching for a Golden Eagle on a below zero morning.

View the photos from the day on the Gibson Hill website.

DOAS Board Members, Julia Gregory and Tom Salo with Telemetered Golden Eagle
DOAS Board Members, Julia Gregory and Tom Salo with Telemetered Golden Eagle. Photo by Helen McLean
Max; Photo by Helen McLean
Max; Photo by Helen McLean

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