Channel Islands N.P. to broadcast Eagle Banding Live Today

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The public will get an opportunity to view a live broadcast of biologists banding two bald eagle chicks on Santa Cruz Island today. The biologists will band the chicks, attach wing tags, radio and satellite transmitters, and conduct health checks.

The event will take place today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST (11 a.m. to noon Pacific time).

The two bald eagle chicks are currently close to fledging. These birds will join a population of over 30 bald eagles that now reside on the northern Channel Islands. This bald eagle nest is on The Nature Conservancy’s property on Santa Cruz Island, the largest in the chain of eight Channel Islands.

Please click here for more information and to access the live webcam.

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