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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 07:57 PM EST (Read 96 times)  
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Welcome

Welcome to the Bald Canyon 2018 Nesting Season wave

Meet the Bald Canyon Pair Wub

A32 Resident Female & and K76 the Resident Male
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A32 is 14 years old and she is from a nest near Juneau, Alaska; released on September 12, 2004 from the North Hacktower.
A32 has a FWS Leg Band: 629-47380.

The resident male K-76 is 11 years old. Hatched from Twin Rocks on April 3 or April 4 2007 and was fostered back into the nest on April 10 2007.
K76 has a federal leg band 629-52430

The nest is located on San Clemente Island
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Link to the IWS All Eagle Cams Page
http://www.iws.org/livecams.html


Bald Canyon History
2014 - A32 and K76 become a bonded pair
2015 - Fledged 2 chicks; both have leg bands 5D & 5M
2016 - A32 lost her left wing-bling
2016 - Fledged 2 chicks; no leg bands; nest not accessible during banding season
2017 - Two Chicks A01- Keena (F) and A15 (M) Wrigley. Wrigley fledged on June 28 and Keena on July 2, 2017

Summary 2018 Nesting Season

Eggs Laid -
Hatched -
Banding -
Fledged -
Juvies last seen -



Summary 2017 Nesting Season

Eggs Laid - March 5 & 8, 2017
Hatched - April 11, 2017 & April 13, 2017
Banding - Chicks were banded on May 27, 2017; A-01 (F) Keena & A15 (M) Wrigley; leg bands only no blings.
Fledged - Wrigley - June 28, 2017 at 5:47am.and Keena - July 2, 2017 at 10:27am.
Juvies last seen - Unknown as cam went down July 27, 2017

Chicks on Banding Day May 27, 2017
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Link to the 2017 thread, which was a combined thread for all the Channel Island Eagle Nests
forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=912017&mode=&show=100

Other Important Links

Institute for Wildlife Studies - Main Page
http://www.iws.org/

Institute for Wildlife Studies - Eagle Cam Page
http://www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream.html

Facebook Institute for Wildlife Studies
https://www.facebook.com/IWSEagles/?hc_ ... CH&fref=nf

Facebook Bald Eagles 101

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1690426617860075/

Resource Information
The Channel Islands Live -Eagle Cam Discussion forum (CHIL) has an extensive journal on the Channel Islands Eagles and you can access information
on the history of these majestic families here:

Wing-Bling Reference Chart
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... topic=4674

CHIL - Nest Observations
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... howforum=5

Pat (Cumbrian) of CHIL Eaglecam Discussion forum has completed the Class of 2017 ... its an awesome summary of all the Channel Island Bald Eagle families complete with maps and pictures of the nesting territories click on link below
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... owforum=30


Thank You Pat The Class of 2017 is a great resource for all of us following this amazing bald eagle families thanks again Clapping Big hugs






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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 07:59 PM EST  
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History of the Channel Islands Bald Eagle Restoration Project - from the Institute for Wildlife Studies Web Site

In 2002, funding provided by the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program allowed IWS to begin a five-year feasibility study to determine if bald eagles could be successfully restored on the northern Channel Islands, California. The project objectives were to release 12 bald eagles per year on Santa Cruz Island (hereafter Santa Cruz) by hacking and then to carefully monitor the eagles' movements, forage use, and survival. Forage use and analyses of prey samples are to be used to evaluate the potential source of organochlorine contaminants that could affect the establishment of a self-sustaining bald eagle population. Santa Cruz is located approximately 20 miles off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Santa Cruz is the largest of the eight California Channel Islands, measuring about 38 km in length and 12 km wide at its widest point. The National Park Service (NPS) owns and manages the eastern 24% of the island and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) owns and manages the western 76% of the island.

Since June 2002, IWS has released 63 young bald eagles from two hacking (release) towers located on the NPS portion of Santa Cruz. Each tower has two cages, each of which can hold up to four young eagles being prepared for release. The eaglets were produced by the Avian Conservation Center at the San Francisco Zoo or collected from wild nests near Juneau, Alaska when they were about 8 weeks old. The birds were kept in the cages until they were ready to fly at about 12 weeks of age. They were fed a variety of foods that they encounter once released and we monitored them using a closed-circuit video system to insure that each bird was eating and behaving normally.

When the birds were approximately 11 weeks old, we fit each bird with a combination satellite/VHF transmitter, light blue patagial wing markers, and federal leg band. The satellite transmitters record hourly GPS locations of the bird and then upload them to a satellite approximately every three days. We are then able to download the data and determine where the birds have been. You can follow the paths of some of these birds here.
When the birds were approximately 12 weeks old, we opened the release doors on each cage. It took up to two weeks for the birds to fledge from the towers. We continued to place food items in and around the towers to provide a known food source for the birds while they developed their flight/scavenging skills.

In 2006, two pairs of bald eagles successfully hatched one eagle chick each. These were the first known successful bald eagle nests on the California Channel Islands in about 50 years. One pair of these eagles was originally released on Santa Catalina Island in 2001 (Male K-10) and 2002 (Female K-26). The second pair was comprised of a Catalina male released in 2001 (K-11) and a female released on Santa Cruz Island in 2002 (A-04).

As of the end of 2009, there are estimated to be about 40 bald eagles on the northern Channel Islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel), including birds released on Santa Cruz, at least three Catalina-released birds, and a few unmarked eagles from the mainland.

Note: In 2014 the IWS discontinued the general use of all types of transmitters.


For more information contact Dr. Peter Sharpe
http://www.iws.org/staff_sharpe.html


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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 10:40 PM EST  
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Jan 7 2018

Welcome

Welcome to the Bald Canyon 2018 Season wave

Hopefully we will have a live cam here soon.


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By: Debs (offline) on Monday, January 08 2018 @ 12:22 AM EST  
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Posted 1/6/18 on the IWS Facebook page:

"Our webpage with the live nest cams is changing to http://www.iws.org/livecams.html to simplify and make it easier to share. We have expanded from cameras on just bald eagle nests to include a peregrine falcon nest on Anacapa Island (hopefully will be used in 2018) and will soon include a new camera from a red-tailed hawk nest at the Presidio in San Francisco. It sounds like progress was made today with an internet connection to Santa Cruz Island, so we hope to have the Fraser Point and Sauces eagle nests back online in the near future. The former webpage (www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream) will remain active until we have it automatically rerouted to the new page for all of you that have it bookmarked."


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