Our first GPS tagged Verreaux's eagle "Pop" has now been collecting and transmitting data for exactly two weeks. It has been quite incredible for me to see exactly what he has been up to. There are so many times in the field when an eagle I am watching disappears over a mountain ridge and I am left wondering just how far it has gone. I now can already see a much clearer picture of what a day in the life of a Verreaux's eagle is like. Here I can share with you some of the first high resolution data we have recieved. It covers 6 minutes, tracking the eagles position every 3 seconds.
This project is a partnership between the Animal Demography Unit and a team of researchers who developed the tag we are using (UVA-BiTS) at