Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tracking Bald Eagles with Google Maps


The Raptor Resource Project are using Google Maps to track two Bald Eagles, 'D14' and 'D1'. D14 is a male bald eagle who hatched in Decorah in 2012 and D1 is a female bald eagle who hatched in 2011.

Using the map it is possible to view the tracks of both birds. If you click on the map markers it is possible to view the date and the time of the fix for that location and to view the distance travelled.

In the UK the RSPB are also using Google Maps to track osprey chicks as they migrate to and from Africa to the Scottish Highlands. A number of birds have been tracked since 2008 and you can view the individual tracks of each bird directly on the RSPB Google Map.
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