Rare golden eagle tagged in northwest Georgia

Rare golden eagle tagged in northwest Georgia

On Feb. 22, Chattahoochee National Forest biologists and West Virginia University researchers captured and tagged an elusive golden eagle, part of a distinct and declining eastern population. The bird’s multiple sightings underscore the value of restoring and maintaining healthy open woodland habitat.

Captured as part of a research study, scientists are banding, measuring and placing transmitters on some eagles to map migration corridors and habitat use.