About the
Bald Eagle Migration


Limited Coverage Species
While Journey North will not be tracking bald eagles by satellite this season, all of our bald eagle resources are permanently available (see links bottom of page). We invite you to report your bald eagle observations this spring to the bald eagle tracking map.

History of the Bald Eagle Migration Studies
The Bald Eagle has made a recovery celebrated as a conservation success story. Recently moved from "Endangered" to "Threatened" status, they continue to be monitored in the U.S.

Over the past 15 years eagle biologist Peter Nye generously shared his satellite data with Journey North as he studied habits of migratory eagles that wintered along the Delaware River in southern New York State.

Birds fitted with backpack satellite transmitters were tracked to their summer breeding grounds in Canada. The electronics they packed allowed researchers to study their locations during night and day to determine areas of critical habitat for the eagle. This data was generously shared with Journey North, and each year students were able to study location data and gain mapping skills throughout the spring season.

These studies offered a valuable look into the lives, behavior, and conservation needs of Bald Eagles. Information about the eagles' life cycle, habitat, and diet, combined with historical migration data allowed students to predict when and where the eagles will travel each spring.