Simon Cherriman has been placing satellite-trackers on juvenile wedge-tailed eagles as part of his PhD studies. His project is investigating juvenile dispersal in these iconic birds, comparing how birds from arid and mesic parts of WA move when they leave the nest. Recently, five birds from the Perth region have been ‘sat-tagged’ – Simon will now be able to follow their movement using GPS data during the post-fledging and dispersal periods of their lives. Read more about these birds and read more about the tracking project in general here.
Channel 9 story September 2017: