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 Wing-Bling Reference Chart, SC, SR & Anacapa Islands Banded Eagles
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Posted: Jan 16 2008, 09:35 PM


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To understand why ... and how ... the eagles, on the Channel Islands off California, have wing tags, we have to go back in time .. to 2002 .. when the Bald Eagles .... of the Northern Channel Islands ... Reintroduction Project started.

The information for this introduction has been taken from the Channel Islands Live! page ... and the FAQ section ... and leads us into the ‘banding’ process when the eaglets are ‘issued’ with their ‘wingblings’

INTRODUCTION.
Bald eagles were historically found on all the Channel Islands and were present on the islands until the mid-1950's - early 1960's. However, due to human pressures and DDT pollution the last known bald eagle nest was seen on the northern Channel Islands in 1949.

In 2002, the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program funded the Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) to begin a five-year feasibility study to determine if bald eagles could be successfully restored on the northern Channel Islands given the difficulties experienced breeding farther south on Santa Catalina Island.

Eaglets hatched at the Avian Conservation Center at the San Francisco Zoo, or collected from wild nests in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, were taken to Santa Cruz Island and placed in hacking towers when they were about 8 weeks old. The eaglets were generally ready to fledge at about 12 weeks. The final year for using the towers, called the North Tower and the South Tower, was 2006.

Between 2002 - 2006, a total of 59 bald eagles were hacked/released onto Santa Cruz Island and approximately 35 -40 eagles remained on the Northern Channel Islands. (Anacapa, Santa Cruz , Santa Rosa and San Miguel).


When the eaglets were approximately 11 weeks old weeks they were ‘banded’ by the IWS Team. These wingblings help to ID the eagles .. wherever they go. The IWS monitor the movements of the eaglets through the GPS/VHF transmitter in their back packs. The satellite transmitters record GPS locations of the birds. These are uploaded approx every three days. Traditional VHF telemetry is also used to locate the eagles.

2006 was a Historic Year on Santa Cruz Island.
Not only was it the first year of nesting at the Pelican Harbor nest but the first natural hatching, since 1949, took place on April 12th ... A-49/Cruz.
A-60/Grassland chick also hatched naturally that year too.
Both these eaglets were banded at their nests when they were 8 weeks old.

In 2014 .. due to the lack of personnel to track the birds post-fledging .. the IWS discontinued the general use of all types of transmitters.

The wingbling numbers from previous Seasons/Years to the present date, together with some Questions and Answers about the wingblings, are listed below.


This thread is a ‘work in progress’ by Eagle Duo/Jann and Cumbrian/Pat.


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..... Map ... produced by Helen ... added November 2011 (This is one of the maps posted on the NCI Threads)

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Updated Map ... produced by Helen/Maria ... added April 2012 (This is another of the maps posted on the NCI Threads)

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Updated map of the 2014 Bald Eagle territories on the NCIs. Courtesy of Dave Rempel, IWS.
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Posted: Jan 16 2008, 09:37 PM


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The following information about wingblings can be found on the “What are your questions?” Forum.
The dates of the questions/answers are listed in the ( ) below the information.


Colors and codes:
The Bird Banding Lab designates the colors and codes that can be used in different areas.

We are supposed to use light/powder blue wing tags with the letter "A" and a 2-digit number for birds released/produced on the northern Channel Islands. ( e.g. Santa Cruz Island)
Orange wing tags with the letter "K" and a 2-digit number (e.g. K-10) for birds on Catalina Island .

This is supposed to minimize the chances of birds of the same species in the same area getting similar wing markers. Unfortunately, a golden eagle study in the San Diego area also uses orange wing markers (with the letter "C") and juvenile golden and bald eagles are very similar in appearance. The supposed bald eagle that was being seen along the freeway earlier this year turned out to be a juvenile golden eagle from the San Diego area.
(Nov 29/06 & May 30/07)

We are assigned K-00 to K-99 for the wing markers on Catalina and A-00 to A-99 up north.
The eaglets also have leg bands attached at banding .. the leg band numbers aren't assigned, we just report them to the BBL.


What are they made of?
The wing markers are made of a vinyl covered polyester called Shelterite. They are very light and are folded over the front of the wing and attached through the patagium with a small stud usually used for putting eartags on piglets. There are few nerves and blood vessels in the patagium, so the attachment is quick and painless.
(May 30/07)


How Many?
We put tags on both wings, but over time they can degrade and tear, so the birds with one tag (e.g. 01 at WE Nest) likely still have a tab on their wings that is just covered by feathers.
(Feb 3/07)

Wray and Dianna ... WE Nest ... are both from BC and were released together from a hackbox on Catalina Island over 20 years ago.
Dr Sharpe trapped Dianna in 1997 or 1998, and put her wing markers ... 69 ... on then. Neither female had markers when they were originally released.
(Jul 30/07)


Do they bother the birds?
The wing markers are treated like feathers by the birds and we have seen no evidence that they have impacted the birds at all in the 17 years that we have used them. The birds do get leg bands, but those can only be read from about 50 m away with a powerful spotting scope and if the bird is standing just right. Because this is a managed population of bald eagles that would not exist without our help, it is important for us to know who each bird is and to get an idea of where they are taking up residence if they leave the island. The wing markers do eventually break down and fall off the birds.
(May 7/06)


How long do they last
They degrade after 10 years or so.
(Sept 5/06)
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Posted: Jan 16 2008, 09:49 PM


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Class of 2002 .... A-00 - A-11


Class of 2002 - Photographs.


# A-00 (M)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: June 25, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-02795
Where now? - August 30, 2002 first flight to San Miguel Island. Stayed two days.
September 2, 2002 flew to Santa Rosa Island for a week.
September 8, 2002. Back on Santa Cruz Island.
October 2002 - February 2003 spent on Santa Rosa Island. Visited San Miguel & Santa Cruz Islands during Oct/Nov (2 days on each.)
February 25 - March 27, 2003 on Santa Cruz Island.
March 28, 2003 visited Santa Rosa Island and returned to Santa Cruz Island on March 29, 2003.
April 1-11, 2003 on Anacapa Island.
Successful flight to the mainland on April 12, 2003 .. returned to Santa Cruz Island on April 14, 2003. Rest of April spent flying back and forth between Santa Cruz & Anacapa Islands. (1-5 days on each Island.)
May 2003 Spent time on SC Island, Santa Rosa Island and West Anacapa Island.
Dropped his transmitter on Anacapa Island.
November 2003 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
January 24-25, 2004 seen on Santa Cruz Island and again on September 21/04.
November 22/04 on Santa Rosa Island.
March 17, 2005 Observed on Santa Cruz Island.
January 2006 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
Early 2007 sighted on Santa Cruz Island.
Male on the Cueva Valdez Nest .. aka Baby's Nest .. Santa Cruz Island.
Paired with A-16.
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
* Last sighting in Dec 2009.
2010 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 16/10 .. A-72.
SCI Update: Nov 30-Dec 7/10 Spotted near Trident Cove.
SCI Update: March 22-29/11. New nest found at Hazards Canyon. Still known as the Cueva Valdez pair.
2011 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 21/11 .. A-76.
2012 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 9/12 .. A-83 ( Deceased July 11, 2012.)
2013 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 1/13 .. A-88.
2014 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May 30/14 .. to young for wing-bling. Silver Leg Band Only.
2015 .. Nest Failed. (Santa Cruz Island Update. March 31- April 7, 2015.)


# A-01 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: June 25, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-02796
Where now? - July 14, 2002 flew to Anacapa Island .. returned to Santa Cruz Island on August 5, 2002.
August 20-26, 2002 back to Anacapa Island.
August 28, 2002 visited Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa & San Miguel Islands. (Spent several days on the last one.)
September 2002-March 2003 on Santa Rosa Island with 3 short visits to San Miguel Island.
April 1, 2003 back on Santa Cruz Island.
November 2003 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
January 16/04 and March 6/04 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
April 2004 spotted on 4 separate occasions on Santa Cruz Island.
Transmitter fell off at the end of April and was recovered on April 28/04.
September 21/04 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
* Last sighting in 9/21/04.


# A-02 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: June 25, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-02798
Where now? - 2002 remained on Santa Cruz Island .. mostly the Chinese Harbor area.
Dropped transmitter in February 2003. Observed on SC Island throughout the year.
In 2004 seen on Santa Rosa on January 16, February 10 and December 4.
Spotted back on Santa Cruz Island on April 28 and 5 separate times in August and on September 17/04.
April 7, 2005 recaptured on SCI and equipped with a new GPS/VHF transmitter. Spent most of 2005 on SCI. Did fly to Santa Rosa Island on September 28 and remained there until October 15. No GPS received from October But it is known that she returned to SCI by October 25/05 and remained there the rest of the year.
2006 mostly spent on SCI. February 28 flew to SRI but returned to the Lady's Harbor area of SCI on March 3/06. September 3 returned to SRI. December 7/06 flew to SCI and returned to SRI on December 15/06 stayed until year end.
2007. Spent the entire year on either Santa Rosa Island or Santa Cruz Islands.
Female on the Sauces Canyon Nest - on the west end of SC Island
Paired up with A-28 - Nest failed 2008 - unknown reasons
Nest failed again in 2009 - unknown reasons.
NCI Update July 22/09. Informed us that A-02 was found .. deceased .. in Pozo.

A-02's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread



# A-03 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: June 25, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-02797
Where now? - July 12, 2002 attempted to fly to Anacapa Island.
GPS data indicated she went into the ocean.
Assumed Deceased. (Signal disappeared in July/02)


# A-04 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: August 15, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-14042
Where Now? - September 16, 2002 first flight to Anacapa Island and back to Santa Cruz Island.
September 30, 2002 she flew to the mainland and explored east-central CA. Then out into the desert near Indio, CA. GPS signal lost on October 3, 2002.
End of October 2002, call received from the Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center. A-04 was now recovered from being in an emaciated/dehydrated state. IWS picked her up and returned her to Santa Cruz Island on November 4, 2002.
May- December 2003 in the Chinese Harbor area on SC Island.
Dropped transmitter on September 20, 2004. Most of 2004 spent around the Chinese Harbor area on SCI.
A-04 often seen during 2004 with K-10. On February 14 he was seen defending a pig carcass for her. February 20 they were seen interacting in flight and K-10 was grabbing sticks and grass. March 18 he caught a fish and A-04 chased after him and vocalized. Last time they were seen together on SCI was July 31/04.
August 12, 2005 A-04 was recaptured and equipped with a new GPS/VHF transmitter. She remained on SCI until September 11. Then she flew to Anacapa Island for a day then returned to SCI. October 16/05 she flew to SRI and stayed until November 25/05. Returned to SCI November 26/05 and remained there until December/05.
2005 Seen with K-11 .. may be a pair. IWS will monitor them in 2006.
April 7, 2006 A-04's GPS data helped the IWS find the nest on the ground in the middle of a field on the south side of SCI.
Paired with K-11 .. Grassland Nest .. aka Malva Real Nest .. Santa Cruz Island
2006 .. Mother of A-60.
2007 .. the nest failed.
2008 .. 2 chicks.
Deceased May 2008. Found in the bottom of a ravine.
Due to the circumstances where the nest failed this year (chicks lost) It is surmised that A-04 got in a fight with another eagle while defending her chicks, and sustained injuries which led to her death.
IWS Update May 8/08

A-04's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread



# A-05 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: August 15, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-14041
Where now? - Assumed Deceased. Tried to fly to Anacapa Island ended up in the ocean.
(Transmitter found on the ocean floor August/02 during a dive off East Anacapa Island)


# A-06 (M)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: August 19, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-14043
Where now? - Unknown. Assumed deceased. (Last signal September/02)
January 2006 spotted flying near China Camp on Santa Rosa Island.


# A-07 (M)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: August 17, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-14044
Where Now? - September 15, 2002 flew to Anacapa Island then to the mainland.
September 17, 2002 he crossed into Nevada.
September 20, 2002 into Utah and Wyoming on September 22, 2002. Spent about a month there. Returned to Utah on October 19, 2002 spending nearly 3 months there.
January 20, 2003 flew back to Nevada and arrived in CA on February 9, 2003.
February 2003, in and around Rosamond CA.
Mid March-April 2003 he moved north to Lake Crowley in Mono County,CA.
May 2003 still at Lake Crowley later that month flew to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
After a month and a half he flew to southwestern Montana.
August 2003 mostly at Delmoe Lake, Jefferson County, Montana.
September 2003 returned to Yellowstone National Park.
Mid-October started to head south.
December 2003 was in central Utah.
January-June 10, 2004 still in central Utah
Deceased June 10, 2004. Struck and killed by a car near Manti, Utah.


# A-08 (M)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 26, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-14045
Where now? - September 29, 2002 flew to Santa Rosa Island.
October 11, 2002 flew to San Miguel Island and back to Santa Rosa Island same day.
October 2002-April 2003 on Santa Rosa Island except for five trips to Santa Cruz Island starting in February.
May-June 2003 travelled between SC Island and SR Island. Transmitter recovered on SC Island on July 18/03.
October 2003 spotted at Hopper Mountain CA at a Condor feeding location.
January 13 & 16, 2004 seen on Santa Rosa Island. Also on November 22/04.
Early 2007 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
Trap Canyon Nest, Santa Rosa Island
Paired up with - A-22. Nest failed 2008- Eggs Infertile.
Nest Failed again in 2009. One egg recovered and sent for contaminant analysis.
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
2010 SUCCESS! 1 chick .. banded May 17/10 .. A-67.
Also known as the Verde Canyon Pair.
2011. Did not breed this season.
2012. SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May 16/12 .. A-80
2013. Nest Failed. Santa Rosa Island Update: April 30- May 6, 2013. Chick/s lost. Nest empty.
2014 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 3/14 .. A-95 and A-96.
2015 Season. Nest Failed. Santa Rosa Island Update. March 24-31, 2015. Egg/s - Chick/s lost. Nest empty.


# A-09 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 26, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-14046
Where Now? - September 15, 2002 flew to Anacapa Island.
September 16, 2002 she attempted to fly to the mainland but went into the ocean.
Deceased. Body recovered at Point Mugu on September 22, 2002.


# A-10 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: September 7, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-14047
Where now? - Remained on Santa Cruz Island throughout 2002.
May-July 2003 on Anacapa Island.
July 28/03 seen at the North Tower SCI.
Transmitter recovered in San Pedro Canyon SCI on September 27/03
August-December 2003 spotted in the Chinese Harbor area of SC Island.
August 1, 2004 seen at Chinese Harbor on Santa Cruz Island.
April 22, 2005 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
* Last sighting in 4/22/05.


# A-11 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: September 7, 2002
FWS Leg Band: 629-14048
Where now? - October 9, 2002 also went into the ocean but was rescued by a passing boat and taken to Ojai Raptor Center where she recovered and was then returned to Santa Cruz Island on October 25, 2002.
Remained on SCI except for a six-day visit to Santa Rosa Island on 14-20, January, 2003.
May-December 2003 still on SC Island. September/03 dropped transmitter. Transmitter recovered on China Pines Ridge SCI on November 28/03.
In 2004 seen on Santa Rosa Island on January 13 & 14. Spotted on Santa Cruz Island on 6 separate occasions between June and August in the Chinese Harbor area.
June 4, 2005 Seen on Santa Cruz Island.
2006 Seen, several times, on Santa Cruz Island with A-21 possible new pair for 2007.
2007 Seen at the Yellowbanks area of the South Shore on SC Island
Non-breeding with A-21. Hopeful for 2008/09 Season.
(Known as the Yellowbanks pair by the IWS Crew ... still Non-breeding .. Seasons 2009 & 2010 .. with A-21)
* Last sighting in 12/1/09.
April 5/11 Nest found on Anacapa Island. Breeding with A-21.
Now know as the Oak Canyon Pair.
2011 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 7/11 .. A-75.
2012. SCI Update: June 12-19, 2012. Still with A-21 but Nest Failed.
2013 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded ?/13 .. A-90.
2014 .. Unknown status due to nesting Cormorants.
2015 .. Unknown status due to nesting seabirds.



* Eagle Survival information .. courtesy of Annie Little/Biologist of the US Fish & Wildlife Service .. Updated February 2010.


The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the Northern Channel Islands, California May 2002 - April 2003 1st Annual Report
Also on the IWS Updates ... and various other threads throughout the forum.

Announce.gif Channel Islands Report & Annual Reports 1997-2014, Dr. Sharpe's annual reports
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Posted: Jan 17 2008, 02:12 PM


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Class of 2003 .... A-12 - A-21


Class of 2003 - Photographs.


# A-12 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: June 13, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47354
Where now? - Spent two months exploring SC Island then flew to the mainland on August 22/03. Flew approx 1000 km to northeastern California in one week.
Stayed in the Goose Lake area of northern CA and southern Oregon through end of December 2003. Transmitter stopped.
September 3, 2004 sighted in Crook County, Oregon.
January 2006 reported at Bravo Lake in Tulare County CA


# A-13 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: July 1, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47355
Where now? - Spent one month on SC Island. Flew to Anacapa Island on August 6/03.
August 30/03 returned to SC Island.
December 16/03 few to Santa Rosa Island. Stayed there through end of month.
April 20, 2004 flew to the mainland.
May 2004 spent two weeks at Point Mugu Naval Air Base. Spent one month in the Los Angeles/Ventura/Santa Barbara County area before heading north. Travelled along the eastern edge of the coast range of CA.
Mid-June to end of July/04 travelled through parts of Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Montana. Transmitter stopped on July 30/04.
July 8, 2005 seen at Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara County.
2006 seen several time in southern California. She was sighted at Tejon Ranch in August and at Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara County, CA in November.
Deceased December 3, 2006
Found below power lines at Tejon Ranch CA .. Unclear whether she was electrocuted.


# A-14 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 21, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47361
Where now? - Remained on SC Island. Flew to Santa Rosa Island on December 15/03. Returned to SC Island next day.
In 2004 spent January through April and July through mid-August on Santa Cruz Island.
Spent May through June and mid-August through September on Santa Rosa Island.
August 14/04 she was trapped on SCI .. blood drawn and feathers collected for contaminants etc. In October/04 her GPS signal stopped moving on Santa Rosa Island. IWS were unable to get to the island to recover the transmitter in 2004.
On January 25, 2005, Brian Latta located the transmitter and the carcass of A-14. Her foot appeared caught in a bush but the cause of death could not be determined.
Deceased October 3, 2004


# A-15 (M)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: July 25, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47357
Where now? - August 6/03 flew to Anacapa Island. Returned to SC Island on September 4/03 for a day then returned to Anacapa Island on September 5/03.
Deceased September 6, 2003. He had returned to SC Island then started to fly towards the mainland. Ended up in the ocean approx' 3.5 km short of the mainland coast. Drifted in ocean until washed up on Hermosa Beach.
Dr. Sharpe collected the body on September 18, 2003.


# A-16 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 21, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47359
Where now? - November 14/03 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Remained there through December /03.
In 2004 spent January through mid-July on Santa Rosa Island, mid-July through mid-August on Santa Cruz Island and mid-August through December back on SR Island. Transmitter stopped in December.
January 1 until April 19, 2005 A-16 remained on Santa Rosa Island. Then she flew to Santa Cruz Island and remained there until September 28/05. She then returned to SRI and stayed there until the IWS stopped receiving her GPS data on October 16/05.
March 2006 IWS started receiving data from the transmitter in the Trancion Canyon area of Santa Rosa Island and were able to recover the transmitter. April 29 A-16 was seen still on SRI.
Early 2007 repeatedly seen on SCI.
Cueva Valdez Nest .. aka Baby's Nest .. Santa Cruz Island.
Paired - with A-00.
* Last sighting 12/1/09
2010 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 16/10 .. A-72.
SCI Update: Nov 30-Dec 7/10 Spotted near Trident Cove.
SCI Update: March 22-29/11. New nest found at Hazards Canyon. Still known as the Cueva Valdez pair.
2011 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 21/11 .. A-76.
2012 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 9/12 .. A-83. ( Deceased July 11, 2012.)
2013 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 1/13 .. A-88.
2014 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May 30/14 .. to young for wing-bling. Silver Leg Band Only.
2015 .. Nest Failed. (Santa Cruz Island Update. March 31- April 7, 2015.)
SCI Update: April 12-19/16. Has been replaced as the female of the Cueva Valdez Nest by a young female ID unknown.


# A-17 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 21, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47360
Where now? - October 12/03 Flew to Santa Rosa Island with A-18 & A-19. She remained there through December/03.
In 2004 spent January and February on Santa Rosa Island before dropping transmitter. ( Recovered in mid-March.)
Spotted twice in March on Santa Rosa and once in April on SCI.
September 24/04 sighting of her reported to IWS in northeastern Oregon.
September 16, 2005 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
2006 A-17's photo was captured multiple times on SCI using their remote cameras.
October 2007 A-17 was trapped by the IWS and given a new transmitter which didn't function properly immediately following her release. Data they did receive showed her on the eastern tip of SRI between November 19 and December 10, 2007. Transmitter now functioning and regular data is received.
2008 Spent all year on either Santa Rosa Island or Santa Cruz Island.
February 13/08 Update suspect A-17 pairing up with A-33
Feb 20/08 Update - saw A-17 on Santa Rosa .. A-29.. 4y.o. male is also there .. ???
Northern Channel Islands Update May 14/08:
QUOTE (Jessica. May14 @ 2008,10:12pm)
We did get into the field a few days too. Stephanie saw quite a few sub-adult and adult eagles on the south side and west end of the island. She did see an orange-tagged adult close to the grassland nest area who we presume is K-11 (the dad). There has been an adult blue-tagged eagle hanging out in the area too (A-17). We will keep an eye on these two to see what develops in the future.
QUOTE (Eagle Guy @ May 23 2008, 04:53 PM)
None of our birds with GPS transmitters were in the area, so I doubt we'll ever know who it was. Fortunately it wasn't A-49 (she was at the east end of Santa Cruz) or A-17 (the one we believe was involved in the Grassland nest failure). Even if we did know who it was we would not attempt to relocate it.


SCI Update: Nov 17-24/09. Spotted with an orange blinged eagle .. assumed to be K-11 .. perched on the bishop pine covered peaks .. Carl's Peak .. of the Sierra Blancas in the southwest corner of Santa Cruz.
* Last sighting 2/1/10
Paired with K-11 .. Malva Real Nest .. aka Carl Nest .. SC Island. 2 Eggs 2010 season.
SC (Rosa) Island Update: April 26 - May 4, 2010. Nest Failed.
SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Jan 25 - Feb 1/11. May not be with K-11 now.
February 24, 2011 flew to mainland, Remained in Santa Barbara County until March 7/11. Spent March 10 /early April on SCI & SRI. Returned to the mainland on April 8/11, She visited Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties during April and returned to SCI on April 23/11. Visited SRI then returned to the mainland on May 10/11. Visited Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Kings counties.
SCI Update: Aug 9-16/11. A-17 has moved down to the coast near El Capitan and Refugio State Beaches (west of Santa Barbara), after spending a good deal of time up near Nacimiento and San Antonio reservoirs, west of Paso Robles.
Spotted near the Santa Barbara Zoo on Oct 4/11. Reported on edhat.com/Santa Barbara
October 8/11 flew back to SCI then to SRI where she stayed to year end.
Santa Rosa Island Update: January 10-17, 2012. Spotted with A-60. (Grassland Chick of 2006)
SCI Update: April 10-17/12. Spending time on the mainland in the area between King City, San Benito Mountain Natural Area and Los Gatos Creek County Park.
SCI Update: September 4-11/12. Now in Oregon ... Umpqua River, just a little inland from Reedsport (near the coast)
November 9/12 returned to SRI remained until year end. (Made trips to San Miguel Island and SCI during this period.)
SCI Update: March 26-April 2/13. Spotted on SCI. Later that day ( Saturday, March 30th) she flew to the mainland. Seen in Ventura. Now in Central CA per Dr. Sharpe.
November 2/13 returned to SRI and remained there through the end of the year.
January 2014 still on SRI. Moving between SCI & SRI until March 26 she flew to the mainland via Anacapa. Spent most of time in central CA. Early April visited the Santa Barbara coast. May 6/14 returned to SCI and then to SRI on May 11/14. Island hopped again between SCI & SRI during June. Returned to SRI on June 17/14 stayed rest of year there apart from a visit to San Miguel Island in November/14.
SRI Update: March 10-17, 2015. A-17 and A-60 were seen perched together north west of Bee Rock Canyon.
SRI Update: March 15-22, 2016. A-17 is still hanging out on the west end of the island. She was seen with another adult in the same area she preferred last year.


# A-18 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 21, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47362
Where now? - October 12/03 Flew to Santa Rosa Island with A-17 & A-19. She remained there through December/03.
In 2004 mostly flying between and spending time on Santa Cruz Island and Santa Rosa Island.
In 2005 A-18 again was moving constantly between SCI and SRI. She had returned to Santa Rosa Island on July 23 and stayed there through August. GPS data downloaded in early September indicated that the signal stopped moving on August 31/05. The IWS went to SRI on September 16 to get what they thought was probably a dropped transmitter, but instead found A-18 dead in a small creek.
Deceased August 31, 2005.


# A-19 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 21, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47363
Where now? - October 12/03 Flew to Santa Rosa Island with A-17 & A-18.
Returned to SC Island on October 22/03. Returned to SR Island on October 29/03.
December 9/03 flew to San Miguel Island but returned to Santa Rosa Island on December 10/03. She remained there through December/03.
In 2004 mostly flying back and forth between SCI, SRI and Anacapa Island. Transmitter dropped on Santa Rosa at the beginning of October. It was recovered late October/04.
October 15, 2005 seen on Santa Cruz Island.
April 4, 2007 seen in California.
Northern Channel Islands Update November 26/08. Seen at Los Vaqueros Reservoir California. It lies in between Oakland and Stockton next to Mount Diablo State Park.
December 18/08: Spotted hanging out with the "big boys" at the condor release site at Big Sur.
Their trail camera caught a photo of her at the feeding site.
* Last sighting 6/2/09 (Scott's Valley, CA)
Catalina Update: September 22-October 4, 2014. Seen in various locations around Ventura on September 29th, 2014.


# A-20 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: August 31, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47358
Where now? - Spent most of 2003 on Santa Cruz Island.
November 1-2/03 flew to Santa Rosa Island and San Miguel Island.
In 2004 spent January through March and mid-June through mid-August on Santa Cruz Island. April through mid-June and mid-August through the end of the year on Santa Rosa.
Transmitter dropped in June. Found in the Chinese Harbor area on July 29/04.
August 13/04 A-20 was trapped on SCI and a replacement transmitter attached, blood was drawn and feather samples collected.
A-20 spent the first part of 2005 on Santa Rosa Island. She flew to SCI on March 23 and then flew to the mainland on April 22. She moved around the mainland until May 23 when the GPS data showed A-20 had stopped moving. The IWS recovered her carcass west of Santa Barbara on June 6/05. They were unable to determine the cause of death.
Deceased May 23, 2005


# A-21 (M)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: August 31, 2003
FWS Leg Band: 629-47356
Where now? - Remained on Santa Cruz Island, mostly at Chinese Harbor, through December/03.
In 2004 spent January through February and mid-July through mid-August on Santa Cruz Island.
July 25/04 A-21 was trapped on SCI, blood and feather samples collected.
August through December spent on Santa Rosa Island. Returned to SCI on December 31/04.
In 2005 A-21 was mostly flying back and forth between Santa Cruz Island and Santa Rosa Island. March 20, she flew due east to the mainland and moved around there until she flew back to Santa Rosa Island on April 8/05.
In 2006 Spent time on three of the northern Channel Islands - SCI, SRI and Anacapa.
Seen at the Yellowbanks area of the South Shore on SC Island.
2007 On Santa Rosa Island.
Non-breeding with A-11. Hopeful for 2008/09 Season.
(Known as the Yellowbanks pair by the IWS Crew ... still Non-breeding .. Seasons 2009 & 2010 .. with A-11)
* Last sighting 8/1/09
SCI Update: Nov 30-Dec 7/10 Spotted at Yellowbanks.
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Spotted with A-48. SCI.
April 5/11 Nest found on Anacapa Island. Breeding with A-11.
Now know as the Oak Canyon Pair.
2011 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 7/11 .. A-75.
SCI Update: March 27- April 3, 2012. Spotted on the southeast coast of SCI with A-48
SCI Update: May 29-June 5, 2012. Again spotted with A-48 is she his new mate?
2012. SCI Update: June 12-19, 2012. Still with A-11 but Nest Failed.
Santa Rosa Island Update: August 28-September 4, 2012. On Santa Rosa .. at China Camp on SW coast.
2013 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded ?/13 .. A-90.
2014 .. Unknown status due to nesting Cormorants.
2015 .. Unknown status due to nesting seabirds.



* Eagle Survival information .. courtesy of Annie Little/Biologist of the US Fish & Wildlife Service .. Updated February 2010.



The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the Northern Channel Islands, California May 2003 - December 2003 2nd Annual Report
Also on the IWS Updates ... and various other threads throughout the forum.

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Class of 2004 .... A-22 - A-33


Class of 2004 - Photographs.


# A-22 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: July 9, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47365
Where now? - August 25/04 flew to Anacapa Island. Spent one month there.
September 21/04 returned to SC Island then flew to Santa Rosa Island next day.
Visited San Miguel Island on November 29/04. Returned to SR Island stayed through December
January 1 through March 27, 2005 on Santa Rosa Island. March 27 through April 3/05 on Santa Cruz Island. April 4/05 flew to Anacapa Island and stayed nearly 2 weeks then returned to SCI on April 17/05. GPS data stopped transmitting on April 25/05. Still on SCI.
2006 - not seen.
Early 2007 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
Trap Canyon Nest, Santa Rosa Island
Paired up with - with A-08. Nest failed 2008- Eggs Infertile.
Nest Failed again in 2009. One egg recovered and sent for contaminant analysis.
* Last sighting 4/2009(SRI)
2010 SUCCESS! 1 chick .. banded May 17/10 .. A-67.
Also known as the Verde Canyon Pair.
2011. Did not breed this season.
2012. SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May 16/12 .. A-80
2013. Nest Failed. Santa Rosa Island Update: April 30- May 6, 2013. Chick/s lost. Nest empty.
2014 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 3/14 .. A-95 and A-96.
2015 Season. Nest Failed. Santa Rosa Island Update. March 24-31, 2015. Egg/s - Chick/s lost. Nest empty.


# A-23 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: July 26, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47366
Where now? - August 21/04 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Dropped transmitter which was recovered on September 10/04.
Replaced Eagle 5M at the nest at Fort Hunter Liggett.
Per Dr Sharpe March 5/09 in answer to This Question
*Last sighting Feb 2009 (Central CA)
April 21/11. Posted on the IWS Facebook. A-23 was seen near Fort Hunter Liggett, CA feeding on a cow carcass with some turkey vultures. A-23


# A-24 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 18, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47372
Where now? - September 22/23, 2004 on Anacapa Island. Then returned to SC Island.
October 11/04 flew to Santa Rosa Island and remained there through the end of year.
January 1- February 19, 2005 on Santa Rosa Island. February 19-23/05 spent on Santa Cruz Island. Then flew back to SRI. Returned to SCI on March 23/05 then flew to the mainland on March 25/05 moving around southern CA. Returned to SCI on March 29/05 and flew back & forth between there and SRI until August 27/05 until GPS data stopped. The dropped transmitter was recovered on September 17/05.
January 2006 seen on Santa Rosa Island.
2007 Still on SRI.
April 29, 2008. Spotted at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station, near Oxnard.
NCI Update February 17/24 2009 Spotted at the Western end of SC Island with A-40
(Non-breeding with A-40 .. known as the Fraser pair by the IWS Crew).
*Last sighting 5/1/09
May no longer be with A-40. A-49 spotted at Fraser's by the IWS Crew. SC Update February 9-16, 2010
Santa Cruz Island Update: March 9-16, 2010. Spotted at Fry's Harbor .. and she may have a new mate .. A-46.
Spotted again around Fry's Harbor. Santa Cruz Island Update May 25 - June 1 2010. May now be with A-46 .. as a pair .. or may soon become one. Xfingers.gif
A-24 .. SCI Update: June 22-29, 2010
Visited the PH Nest. November 16/10 ... EDblue's Video
SCI Update: March 27- April 3, 2012. Nesting with A-46. Known as the Fry's Nest
2012. SCI Update: April 24-May 1, 2012. Nest Failed.
2013. New Nest .. unused.
2014. Did not nest.
October 7, 2014. News was received via the SB Birding site that A-24 was found deceased on the beach at Platt's Harbor, Santa Cruz Island.

A-24's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread



# A-25 (M)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 18, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47373
Where now? - September 12/04 flew to Anacapa Island.
September 20/04 returned to SC Island then flew to Santa Rosa Island next day.
September 22/04 flew to San Miguel Island & stayed 10 days. On Santa Rosa for 2 days, then 2 days on SC Island.
October 6/04 returned to San Miguel Island. GPS data stopped on October 14/04.
September 2005 the GPS unit started transmitting data again on San Miguel Island. Tessa Smith (NPS) recovered the remains of A-25 on October 3 near Point Bennett.
Deceased October 3, 2005


# A-26 (M)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 18, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47374
Where now? - September 22/04 attempted to fly to the mainland and ended up in the ocean about 5 km off the coast of Santa Barbara. Picked up by a passing fisherman and taken to The Cat and Bird Clinic in Santa Barbara. Recovered/Rehabbed and Re-Released on September 27/04.
Visited several Islands before again attempting to fly to the mainland. Ended up in the ocean again ... He was never recovered.
Deceased October 6, 2004


# A-27 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 19, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47375
Where now? - October 3/04 flew to Anacapa with A-26 & A-28.
October 5/04 returned to SC Island.
October 23/04 flew to San Miguel Island and to Santa Rosa Island on October 24/04.
December 3/04 flew to San Miguel Island but returned to Santa Rosa on December 8/04 and remained there through the end of the year.
In 2005 it appeared that A-27 and A-24 were travelling together during the first part of the year. A-27 moved constantly between SCI and SRI with an occasional visit to San Miguel Island and Anacapa Island. August 26/05 she flew to Santa Rosa Island. Her transmitter stopped moving on September 6/05 and the dropped transmitter was recovered on September 17/05.
September 1, 2006 Seen fishing at Pine Flat Lake near Fresno, CA.
Early 2007 seen on the mainland.
Visited the PH Nest June 3/07 ... Limuw home alone.
Santa Rosa Island NCI Update, December 2-9 2008 ... spotted on Santa Rosa Island.
NCI Update July 8/09 Spotted at Sauces SC Island.
Spotted with A-28 .. Reported on the Santa Cruz Island Update: Sept 25-30/09
Could be the new Sauces Pair.
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
Video of A-27 & A-28 .. together on the Sauces Nest on Jan 21/10 .. SCI Update Feb 2-9/2010
Paired with A-28 and incubating egg/s 2010 season .. Sauces Canyon Nest.
2010 SUCCESS! 1 chick .. banded June 15/10 .. A-71
SCI Update: Oct 5-12/10. Spotted with A-40 at Kinton Point. (Silly Season acc' to Don!)
SCI Update: Nov 30-Dec 7/10 Spotted at Kinton Point.
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. New mate ... A-40.
2011 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 2/11 .. A-73.
2012 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded June 8/12 .. A-81 & A-82.
2013 Nest Failed. Adults defended nest from an intruder. A-27 last seen at the nest at 9:12am on Monday, March 4/13. A-40 protected the nest & eggs alone until Thursday, March 7/13. He left the nest at 7:22am. Ravens took both eggs at 7:47am.
SCI Update: April 23-30, 2013. A-27 spotted at Prisoners Harbor Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: February 19th, 2014. A-27 spotted in the Lady’s harbor area!
SCI Update: March 11-18, 2014. A-27 spotted with A-68 hanging out together in the Baby’s harbor area.
Paired with A-68 and incubating egg/s 2015 season .. Baby's Harbor Nest.
2015 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 7/15 .. A-56.


# A-28 (M)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 19, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47376
Where now? - October 3/04 flew to Anacapa Island with A-26 & A-27.
October 5/04 returned to SC Island.
November 21/04 flew to Santa Rosa remained through the end of year.
January 1- March 23, 2005 spent on Santa Rosa Island. March 23- October 5/05 on Santa Cruz Island.Then back to SRI for the remainder of the year. Transmitter stopped functioning in December/05.
August 2006 seen on Santa Cruz Island often at the hacking towers with the 2006 released birds.
2007 On SCI.
Sauces Canyon Nest - on the west end of SC Island
Paired up with A-02 - Nest failed 2008 - unknown reasons
Visited the PH nest May 15/09 ... EDblue's Video
Nest failed again in 2009 - unknown reasons.
(A-02 deceased July 2009)
Spotted with A-27 .. Reported on the Santa Cruz Island Update: Sept 25-30/09
Could be the new Sauces Pair.
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
Paired with A-27 and incubating egg/s 2010 season .. Sauces Canyon Nest
2010 SUCCESS! 1 chick. (Other egg did not hatch)
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Apparently has been replaced by A-40 on the Sauces Canyon Nest.


# A-29 (M)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 19, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47377
Where now? - Remained on Santa Cruz Island, exploring, during 2004.
2005 stayed on Santa Cruz Island
2006 Spent most of the year along the coast of Santa Cruz Island. October 26 flew to Santa Rosa Island and remained there to year end.
2007 A-29 spent the entire year on either Santa Rosa or Santa Cruz Islands.
Northern Channel Islands Update: March 5/08. Spotted perched in a tree with A-16 at Cueva Valdez. Chased off by A-00.
IWS Northern Channel Islands Update: July 30/08. Seen on the mainland and now in Ventura. Just north of the Ventura and Hwy 33 along the coastal bluffs.
Spotted by Anne DePaolo/DH and several neighbours at Port Hueneme, on Seaview Dr near the Port on September 9/08.
Also mentioned on the September 10/08 Northern Channel Islands Update
September 21/08 Update ... now at Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County.
December 23/08 Northern Channel Islands Update .. Now at Las Casitas Lake in Ventura County.
March 19/09 NCI Update .. Now on Santa Rosa Island
April 29/09 NCI Update .. Spotted near the Yellowbanks area of Santa Cruz Island
July 8/09 NCI Update .. Spotted at Cueva Valdez .. now moved to Pozo. SC Island
Aug 11-18/09 SCI Update ... Spotted hanging out at the entrance to Painted Cave .. then at Christy Beach.
Santa Cruz Island Update: August 25 - Sept 1/09 .. Free Fish!
Spotted on the mainland. GPS indicated he was somewhere up in the Hollywood Hills near Bel Air.
Spotted at Laguna Beach. Santa Cruz (Rosa) Island Update. April 26 - May 4, 2010.
GPS data states .. in the Angeles National Forest area. Santa Cruz Island Update. June 8-17, 2010.
Posted on IWS Facebook. July 12/10. A-29, a 6 year old male, has spent the last month at Lake Piru in S. CA.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Was at Lake Casitas but the GPS now has him at Lake Cachuma (in the hills behind Santa Barbara)
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Back on Santa Cruz Island.


# A-30 (F)

From: Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: August 19, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47378
Where now? - November 1/04 flew to Santa Rosa Island and remained through the end of the year.
January 1-April 25, 2005 spent on Santa Rosa Island. April 25/05 she flew to SCI and spent day there. Then she flew east and ended up in the ocean south of Anacapa Island. The GPS data showed her floating in the ocean until May 4/05. Her body was recovered on May 7/05 on Venice Beach, California.
Deceased April 26, 2005


# A-31 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: September 12, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47379
Where now? - September 19/04 flew to Anacapa Island Transmitter stopped on September 29/04. Status unknown.
* Last sighting 2004


# A-32 (F)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: September 12, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47380
Where now? - September 21/04 flew to Santa Rosa Island.
September 23/04 flew to San Miguel Island, remained through the end of the year.
January 2005 on San Miguel Island. January 4 flew to Santa Rosa Island and then onto Santa Cruz Island until January 12 then flew to Anacapa Island. Repeatedly flew between Anacapa & SCI until August then she flew to Santa Rosa Island and stayed until November 22/05. November 22-28 was on SCI. November 28 was on Anacapa and back to SCI on December 3/05 until year end.
January 15, 2006 flew to the mainland and was seen several times at Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara County, CA. February 12/06 returned to Anacapa Island remained there until she flew to SCI on March 3/06. Island hopped between SRI, SCI and Anacapa where she dropped her transmitter on May 24/06. Seen at Lake Cachuma on October. Known to have survived the year.
Visited the PH Nest Feb 14/07
2007 - 2009 .. Thompson Reservoir, Catalina Island .. now known as Middle Ranch Nest.
(Non- breeding - with K-93) .. Replaced by A-37. Reported on February 17/2010's Catalina update
* Last sighting 2/1/2010 (Catalina)
June 16/10. Spotted on San Clemente Island with K-51. Potential Breeding pair? Catalina Update; June 23/10
Spotted again with K-51 on San Clemente Island. Catalina Update September 9, 2010.
Spotted around the Twin Rocks area. Catalina Update: November 24, 2011.
Catalina Island Update: March 31-April 4, 2013. " A-32 was last seen on this past Thursday on San Clemente Island. She is perfectly fine."
Catalina Update: June 1-15, 2014. Spotted on San Clemente Island, carrying nesting material to a new nest. Latest sighting she was seen with K-76.
SUCCESS 2015 ... 2 chicks .. banded May/15 (leg bands only) ... 5D & 5M. (Bald Canyon Nest)
April 2016 .. Lost her left wing-bling.


# A-33 (M)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: October 9, 2004
FWS Leg Band: 629-47381
Where now? - October 24/04 flew to Anacapa Island.
November 1/04 returned to SC Island but returned to Anacapa the next day.
November 5/04 returned to SC Island and remained there the rest of the year.
2005 remained on Santa Cruz Island except for two days spent on Anacapa Island .. from June 5-7/05.
During 2006 A-33 Island hopped between SCI, SRI, San Miguel Island and Anacapa Island. Was on SRI in December/06.
During 2007 he spent time on SRI, SCI, Anacapa, Santa Barbara and San Nicolas Islands.
February 13/07 he flew to the mainland for the first time and remained in the general area of Ventura, flying as far west as Point Conception. Returned to SCI on February 19/07 and moved around the islands until March 21/07 when he flew back to the mainland. He stayed a week and he flew approx' 150 km inland to the northeast then returned to SCI via Anacapa Island on March 29/07. More island hopping until November 22/07 when he flew to SRI and stayed until year end.
2008 Spent time on Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island and Anacapa Island. February 2 he flew to the mainland but returned to Anacapa the same day.
February 13/08 Update suspect A-33 pairing up with A-17
February 15/08 he flew approx' 42 km southeast towards Santa Barbara Island. He then turned to the northeast and flew another 50 km over a 3 hour period, eventually ending up in the ocean. He was likely flying against a strong headwind for him to cover such a short distance over that period of time. GPS data indicated him floating back towards Anacapa Island.
* Deceased. February 15, 2008.



* Eagle Survival information .. courtesy of Annie Little/Biologist of the US Fish & Wildlife Service .. Updated February 2010.



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Class of 2005 .... A-34 - A-45


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# A-34 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: July 2, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47385
Where now? - October 5, 2005 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Remained there through rest of year.
2006 Still on SRI. March 11 flew to SCI and then to Anacapa on March 13, stayed until August 6/06. August 7/06 flew to SCI stayed about a month. September 9 flew to SRI there to year end.
January - August 2007 moved between SRI, SCI and Anacapa Island. August 17/07 moved to SRI and stayed there until year end.
2008 Island hopped between SCI, SRI and Anacapa Island. On mainland from February 6-9/08.
Santa Rosa Island NCI Update, December 2-9/08 ... spotted on Santa Rosa Island.
NCI Update March 19/09 .. still on Santa Rosa Island
NCI Update October 13/09 .. A-34's Movements on Rosa Oct/09
SC Island Update: February 9 - 16, 2010. Spending time moving around Santa Cruz .. according to GPS.
SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
2011 Started year off on SRI. Then island hopped between SCI, SRI & Anacapa Island before returning to SRI on May 2-December 31/11.
SCI Update: April 10-17/12. Spending time on Santa Cruz Island as well as Santa Rosa Island.


# A-35 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: July 2, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47386
Where now? - August 16, 2005 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Mid-December GPS data indicated she was not moving more than 50 m per day.
December 19/05 Removed from Santa Rosa Island .. found with a broken wing and lead poisoning. Rehabbed on mainland at the Orange County Birds of Prey Center and returned to SCI April/06 and Re-released. May 25/06 flew to Anacapa Island stayed until September 9/06. Then flew to SCI stayed until September 22/06 and then flew to SRI, stayed to end of year.
2007 Island hopped between SRI, SCI, San Miguel Island and Anacapa Island. Back on SRI in December/07.
May 20/09 Spotted at the Santa Barbara Cemetery
* Last sighting June 2009 (Santa Barbara Zoo)
Now ID as the new female on the Malva Real Nest .. with K-11.(Dr Sharpe's Helo Survey April 6/11)
2012 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded April 28/12 .. A-77 & A-78.
2013. Nest failed. Egg/s laid. Did not hatch/Nest abandoned. (SCI Update: April 9-16, 2013.)
2014 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded April 24/14 .. A-91.
2015. Nest failed. 1 chick .. lost March/15. (SCI Update: March 17-24, 2015.)


# A-36 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: July 2, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47387
Where now? - September 28, 2005 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Remained there until around November 11/05 - gap in the GPS data until November 15 - now on San Miguel Island.
November 19/05 flew back to SRI stayed a week then flew to SCI where remained through December.
2006 Still on SCI until February 8 then flew to SRI but returned to SCI on February 17/06. February 19 flew to Anacapa stayed until August 4/06. Returned to SCI from Aug 4-Sept 10. Spent rest of year on SRI.
2007 Moved between SRI, SCI and Anacapa Island throughout the year. Back on SRI at year end.
2008 Visited SRI, SCI, Anacapa and San Miguel Island throughout the year.
Santa Rosa Island NCI Update December 2-9/08 .. spotted on SR Island .. with A-39
NCI Update March 19/09 .. still on Santa Rosa Island ... Lobo Canyon .. with A-39
Deceased July 2009 .. found on Santa Rosa Island. Reported on the NCI Update July 22/09.


# A-37 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: July 2, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47388
Where now? - September 28, 2005 flew to Santa Rosa Island.
November 27/05 returned to Santa Cruz Island remained through to the end of year.
January 1-22, 2006 on SCI. January 22-27/06 on SRI and January 27- February 15/06 back on SCI. February 15 flew to Anacapa Island stayed until August 6/06. Back to SCI until September 22/06 when she flew to SRI for the rest of the year.
May have visited the PH nest on May 30/08.
Spotted at Pt. Mugu on Sunday July 20, 2008
Northern Channel Islands Update November 26/08 ...
Recently spotted from the offices of GP Resources. Oxnard California.
Aug 11-18/09 SCI Update ... Spotted flying along Christy Beach, and then over to Sauces.
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
A-37 SCI Update: Nov 17-24/09. Spotted on Willows offshore rocks Santa Cruz Island.
New Female at the MR Nest with K-93. Replaced A-32. Reported on February 17/2010's Catalina Update
2010 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 28/10 .. K-98
2011. Chick died. Catalina Update: April 27/11
Catalina Update: August 11/11 A-37 has been spotted .. by a biologist .. at the Point Mugu Naval Air Station near Oxnard, CA a couple of times this month.
Catalina Update: Oct 13/11. A-37 back on Catalina .. spotted perched with K-93 behind Haypress reservoir.
2012. Catalina Update: March 7/12. Nest Failed.
2013. SUCCESS. 1 Chick .. banded May 2013 .. K-30.
Catalina Update: June 24-28, 2013. A-37 is missing her left wing bling. It was collected during the banding!
Catalina Update: October 16-23, 2013. Serious News - K-93 .. Male on the Middle Ranch Nest with A-37 .. has a broken leg. Requires surgery. He had to be euthanized, on October 30, 2013, due to this injury.
Catalina Update: February 5-19, 2014. K-88 spotted with A-37 at Middle Ranch. He may be the new Male on this nest.
2014. Catalina Island Update: April 13, 2014. Nest Failed.
Catalina Update: Nesting Season 2015. Now missing her right wing bling.
Season 2015. Did not nest .. No Mate.
Catalina Update: May 24 - June 4, 2015. K-00 seen at the reservoir June 2, 2015.
Catalina Update: July 6, 2015. K-00 still visiting or staying around the area. Maybe he will stay with A-37 for next season.


# A-38 (M)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: July 2, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47389
Where now? - July 18, 2005 flew to Anacapa Island. Stayed a month. Then made regular flights between Santa Cruz Island and Anacapa through August/September.
September 5/05 flew due east from Anacapa Island to the mainland.
September 11/05 crossed into Oregon and on September 17/05 into Washington.
Deceased September 27, 2005. IWS received a report that A-38 had been found dead in a flume at a private trout farm. He had apparently been unable to extricate himself from the narrow flume and either drowned or died of hypothermia.


# A-39 (M)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: July 2, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47390
Where now? - August 18, 2005 flew due east to the mainland. Crossed into Oregon on August 24/05 and into Washington on August 27/05.
Stayed near the southernmost arm of the Puget Sound until satellite data was lost on October 29/05. (It began transmitting again in 2006.)
A-38 & A-39 ended up within 5 km of each other in Washington, even though they left the islands at different times and took different routes north.
February 6, 2006 received data again .. now in western Washington. Stayed until mid-April and then began moving south. Crossed into Oregon on April 19 and California on April 27/06. Remained in northeastern CA until May 28 before continuing south. He arrived in the Santa Barbara area near the coast directly across the channel from the northern Channel Islands on June 3/06 but did not return to the islands. June 8/06 started to move north again.
June 16/06 in southern Oregon, southern Washington on June 26 and southern British Columbia on July 1. By July 5 he had moved up to central British Columbia. In early September started south again then the GPS unit stopped transmitting data on November 1/06. This occurred last season and is believed to be related to the shorter day length not allowing the solar panel on the GPS transmitter to recharge the battery sufficiently.
Data received again on January 11, 2007. A-39 in British Columbia. February 20/07 he moved to Washington stayed until July 30/07 when he returned to British Columbia and remained until transmitter stopped again around November 2/07.
2008 he began the year in Washington. February 21 started moving south and crossed into Oregon on February 24/08. March 13/08 crossed into CA and arrived on Anacapa Island on March 23/08. Moved between SCI and SRI during April- June. Remainder of year on SRI.
Santa Rosa Island NCI Update, December 2-9, 2008 ... spotted on Santa Rosa Island ... with A-36
NCI Update March 19/09 .. still on Santa Rosa Island ... Lobo Canyon
(A-36 now deceased)
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
2010 spent most of this year on Santa Rosa Island.
Santa Rosa Update: Feb 22-March 1/11. New male on the Lopez Canyon Nest. Replaced K-36.
Paired with A-43 and incubating eggs 2011 season ... Lopez Canyon Nest.
April 2011. Nest collapsed .. 2 week old chick/egg fragments found in wreckage.
2012 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May 2/12 .. A-79
2013 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 7/13 .. A-85 and A-86.
2014 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 1/14 .. A-93 and A-94.
Santa Rosa Island Update: May 19-26, 2015. A-39 has been replaced as the male on the Lopez Canyon Nest by A-69.


# A-40 (M)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Release Date: July 2, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47391
Where now? - September 9, 2005 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Stayed until September 28/05 then flew to San Miguel Island for 2 days.
September 30/05 returned to SRI.
October 15/05 flew to Santa Cruz Island for 2 days.
October 16 - November 22/05 spent on SRI. Then returned to SCI for rest of year.
January 2006 Still on SCI. Island hopped between SCI, SRI and Anacapa throughout the year. Back on SCI in December/06.
January 2007 still on SCI. Visited SRI and Anacapa Island where his signal stopped on March 16/07.
2008 January 17 on Anacapa Island. Dropped his transmitter.
Northern Channel Islands Update October 2, 2008 ... Spotted in Burma Oaks on Santa Rosa Island
NCI Update February 17/24 2009 Spotted at the Western end of SC Island with A-24.
(Non-breeding with A-24 .. known as the Fraser pair by the IWS Crew .. May now be with A-49 .. Non Breeding - Season 2010)
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
* Last sighting Jan 2010
SCI Update: March 9-16/10. Video shows him working with A-27 on the Sauces nest!
SCI Update: Oct 5-12/10. Spotted with A-27 at Kinton Point. (Silly Season acc' to Don!)
SCI Update: Nov 30-Dec 7/10 Spotted at Kinton Point.
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Now the new male on the Sauces Canyon Nest with A-27.
2011 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 2/11 .. A-73.
SCI Update: Sept 4-13/11. A-40 Spotted at West Point SCI flying with A-49.
2012 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded June 8/12 .. A-81 & A-82.
Mid Jan/13. Has lost his left wing bling.
2013 SEASON. Nest Failed. Adults defended nest from an intruder. A-27 last seen at the nest at 9:12am on Monday, March 4/13. A-40 protected the nest & eggs alone until Thursday, March 7/13. He left the nest at 7:22am. Ravens took both eggs at 7:47am.
Monday, March 11/13 A-40 returned to the nest twice. Once alone. Then A-49 arrived.
March 13/13. May now be paired with A-49/Cruz
March 15/13 A-48 followed A-40 onto the Sauces Canyon Nest! She appears to be the new Female at this nest now. ( For now anyway!)
January 25, 2014 A-48 & A-40 on the SC nest together. Observed on the NestCam by Nest Watch observers. Video by ørn
A-48 confirmed as the new Female on the SC Nest.
2014 SEASON. 1st Egg laid on February 15th, 2014. Egg lost February 22nd .. cause unknown.
Another egg laid March 16th, but an unfortunate accident with a stick caused A-48 to step on and break this egg within a half hour. Nest Failed.
September 30, 2014. Has now lost his right wing bling. Nest observers noticed this when he visited his nest today.
2015 SEASON. Egg/s laid but did not hatch.


# A-41 (M)

From: A nest near Juneau, Alaska
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: July 12, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47392
Where now? - Originally removed from a nest in Alaska in 2004. On Santa Cruz Island he started showing signs of an infection of avian pox. Kept in captivity on SCI and then later on Santa Catalina Island until the lesions disappeared in 2005.
Once released A-41 spent most of the time on the beaches on the eastern end of the island.
Deceased November 4, 2005. Found near the beach at Valley Anchorage. Cause of death was possibly starvation because he did not move into the interior of the island where there was plentiful food in the form of feral pig carcasses.


# A-42 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: July 12, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47393
Where now? - July 25, 2005 flew to Anacapa Island. Stayed until August 18/05. Then flew back to Santa Cruz Island.
August 23/05 flew to Santa Rosa Island .. stayed for about 5 hours .. then flew to San Miguel Island. Stayed a day then returned to Santa Rosa Island and spent the rest of the year there.
January 1, 2006 still on SRI but moved to SCI on January 3. January 27 flew to Anacapa Island but returned to SCI on February 7/06. February 12 returned to SRI but flew back to SCI on February 17. On February 18 she apparently tried to fly to the mainland due north from the western end of the island. She went into the water and floated until her body was recovered in Chinese Harbor on February 22/06.
Deceased February 18, 2006


# A-43 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: July 20, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47399
Where now? - Remained on Santa Cruz Island until October 5, 2005 .. except for a one hour visit to Anacapa Island on September 12/05.
October 6/05 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Stayed until October 16/05 then flew to San Miguel Island but had returned to SRI by October 17/05. Remained there the rest of the year.
January 2006 was spent on SRI except for a 2 day visit to SCI on January 3-5. She moved to SCI on February 4 and then on to Anacapa Island on February 19 and stayed there until the end of May/06. Then Island hopped between SCI, SRI and Anacapa until September 14 when she returned to SRI and remained to the year end.
2007 A-43 remained on the Northern Channel Islands moving among them often. She ended the year on SCI.
She visited the PH Nest on January 8/08 .. EDblue's video
Santa Rosa Island NCI Update, December 2-9, 2008 ... spotted on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI update: Dec 29-Jan 5, 2010. Still on Santa Rosa. Photographed by Jim Marshall a sea urchin diver.
SRI Update: March 2-9, 2010. Still on Santa Rosa. May be paired up with K-36. Known as the Johnson’s Lee pair?
Now known as the Lopez Canyon Nest Santa Rosa Island.
2010 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 6/10 .. A-70.
Santa Rosa Update: Feb 22-March 1/11. Now with A-39 .. new male on the Lopez Canyon Nest.
Paired with A-39 and incubating eggs 2011 season ... Lopez Canyon Nest.
April 2011. Nest collapsed .. 2 week old chick/egg fragments found in wreckage.
2012 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May 2/12 .. A-79
2013 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 7/13 .. A-85 and A-86.
2014 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 1/14 .. A-93 and A-94.
Santa Rosa Island Update: May 19-26, 2015. Now paired with A-69 .. new male on the Lopez Canyon Nest. She appears to have lost her left wingbling per a photo on this update.
2015 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May/15 .. A-50.


# A-44 (M)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: July 20, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-47400
Where now? - Remained on Santa Cruz Island until July 30, 2005 then flew to Anacapa Island and stayed for nearly a month.
August 27/05 returned to SCI then flew to Santa Rosa Island on September 20/05 where stayed to end of year.
2006 A-44 stayed the first month and a half on Santa Rosa Island except for a 2 day visit to San Miguel Island on January 24-26. Flew to SCI on February 16 and then to Anacapa on February 19. Except for several 1-5 day visits to SCI and SRI he remained on Anacapa until he dropped his transmitter around June 8/06. The IWS did get a photo of him on one of their remote cameras on SCI on August 15/06.
* Last sighting 8/15/06


# A-45 (M)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Release Date: July 20, 2005
FWS Leg Band: 629-02800
Where now? - Remained on Santa Cruz Island until August 12, 2005 then flew to Anacapa Island. Throughout August & September he flew regularly between SCI and Anacapa Island.
September 28/05 flew to Santa Rosa Island.
October 16/05 flew to San Miguel Island and returned to SRI next day.
December 12/05 flew to Santa Cruz Island remained there until year end.
January 2006 was mostly spent on SRI except for 3 days located on SCI. February 7 he flew to San Miguel Island spent 3 days on the eastern half of the island then returned to SRI. Island hopped between SCI, SRI and Anacapa until August 14 when he moved to SRI and remained there to year end except for two visits to SCI that lasted from 3 to 6 days.
January 2007 on SRI. No data received from January 9 through July 8/07 now on Anacapa Island. Moved between SCI and Anacapa until August 6/07 when flew to SRI where he dropped his transmitter at the end of August.
NCI Update March 19/09 .. Spotted on the South side of Santa Cruz Island/Willows
(Known as the Willows Anchorage pair by the IWS Crew ... Non-breeding .. Seasons 2009 & 2010 .. with A-51)
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
SCI Update: Oct 19-26/10. Spotted with A-51 on Ship Rock. Willows Pair. A-51 is on the on left.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Spotted with A-51 at Horqueta area just a bit west of Willow's.
SCI Update: Jan 11-18/11 Spotted with A-51 at Willows.
SCI Update: February 28- March 6, 2012. A-45 is now Paired with A-51. Known as the Willows Pair and the Los Piños Nest.
SCI Update: April 3-10, 2012. Nest Failed.
SCI Update: October 30 - November 6, 2012. Now missing his left wing-tag.
2013 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May 11/13 .. A-87.
2014 SCI Update: April 8-15, 2014. Nest Failed.
Season 2015. Unsure if still with A-51 .. who is now the female on the Smuggler's Cove Nest.



* Eagle Survival information .. courtesy of Annie Little/Biologist of the US Fish & Wildlife Service .. Updated February 2010.



The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the Northern Channel Islands, California January - December 2005 4th Annual Report
Also on the IWS Updates ... and various other threads throughout the forum.

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Class of 2006 .... A-46 - A-62


Class of 2006 - Photographs.


# A-46 (M) ... aka Stephen Jr...... Interactive ~ Track an Eagle: A-46's Flight Path

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 8, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52404
Where now? - July 6, 2006 he left the islands.
July 16/06 crossed into Oregon and into Washington on July 21 and into British Columbia/Vancouver Island on August 11/06.
Was spotted in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada December 7/06
2007 Spent most of the year in Washington and northern Oregon. May 5/07 he crossed into northern California, circled down to central CA and then back to northeastern California via western Nevada. June 8/07 crossed back into Oregon and spent the rest of the year in Oregon and Washington.
2008 - In January he was in Washington. February in northern Oregon and later in the month he was in CA. March he was on SCI. Island hopped between SCI and Anacapa until early September. Flew to the mainland on September 10/08 and reached Oregon on September 16.
On September 21 2008 Northern Channel Islands Update ...
... now spotted in Willamette Pass Ski Area in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.
October 10/08 NCI Update reported him at Wickiup Reservoir in Oregon.
December 23/08 NCI Update .. Still in Oregon but now residing at Upper Klamath Lake.
Sometimes called “Klamath Lake”, it is the largest body of fresh water in Oregon with the city of Klamath Falls on its south eastern shores. The Hwy 97 runs alongside the lake.
Spotted at UCSB, Goleta, CA Feb 6/09
Santa Cruz Update February 11/09: A-46 seen recently in Santa Barbara. Now returned to SC Island.
NCI Update March 19/09 .. still on Santa Cruz Island .. western end.
NCI Update April 29/09 -- Spotted at Fry's Harbor SC Island
Mid Aug/09: Spotted in Klamath County, Oregon, off of Ivory Pines Road near Wild Billy Lake.
This is located about 60 miles northeast of Klamath Falls. Reported on the .. Santa Cruz Island Update: August 25/09
January 30, 2010 in Oregon. February 2 he crossed into northern CA and reached SCI on February 19/10.
* Last sighting 2/10 (N.CA)
Santa Cruz Island Update: March 9-16, 2010. Spotted at Fry's Harbor .. and he may have a mate .. A-24
Spotted at Twin Harbors. But GPS Data located him at Fry's too. Santa Cruz Island Update May 25 - June 1 2010. May now be with A-24 .. as a pair .. or may soon become one. Xfingers.gif
A-46 .. SCI Update: June 22-29, 2010
SCI Update: Oct 5-12/10. He is headed north! GPS Data last points were from just west of Sacramento, CA.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Currently in central Oregon.
December 18/10 back in CA. On December 31/10 was about 50 km southwest of Fresno, CA.
Spotted in Santa Barbara, January 3, 2011 before flying over the ocean heading north. A-46
SCI Update: Jan 11-18/11 Back at Fry's Anchorage.
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Now missing his left wing-bling.
SCI Update: March 27- April 3, 2012. Nesting with A-24. Known as the Fry's Nest
2012. SCI Update: April 24-May 1, 2012. Nest Failed.
2013. New Nest .. unused.
2014. Did not nest.
2015. New female/unbanded. (Original mate A-24 deceased) Nest Failed.


# A-47 (M)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 9, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52405
Where now? - Remained on the island until June 22, 2006 when he ended up in the water approx' 1.6 km northeast of the easternmost point of Santa Cruz Island. IWS continued to receive his signal floating in the ocean until July 1/06 .. about 42 km south southeast of Santa Barbara Island.
Deceased June 22, 2006 (in the ocean)


# A-48 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 14, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52406
Where now? - Remained on SCI until July/06 when she flew to Anacapa Island .. stayed a month. August 15/06 returned to SCI then returned to Anacapa on August 20 and stayed until September 6/06. September 7 returned to SCI. September 16/06 flew to Santa Rosa Island .. flew to San Miguel Island on September 22 and back to SRI on September 24/06 until the year end.
2007 Still on SRI. Moving between islands, San Miguel, SCI and Anacapa where she remained until August 25/07 then a quick visit to SCI and back to SRI for the rest of the year.
2008 Started year on SRI then island hopped between SCI, SRI and Anacapa. Flew to mainland February 1-4/08, no data for those days, then back to Anacapa. Another trip to the mainland in March. Most of time spent on Anacapa. Returned to SRI in September and stayed there until year end.
2009 January still on SRI. Island hopping between SCI, SRI and Anacapa. Spent 11-12 February/09 on the mainland just north of Filmore, CA. Back on the islands from February 15/09.
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
2010 Throughout the year she was Island hopping between SRI, SCI and Anacapa Island.
SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
December 27/10 flew to the mainland via Anacapa stayed in the Ventura area until December 28/10. Back on SCI until year end.
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Back on Santa Cruz Island and spotted with A-21 in the Yellowbanks area.
SCI Update: April 12-19/11. No longer with A-21. Still on SCI in the Sandstone Point area. IWS Crew checking for a new male. No evidence yet.
SCI Update: July 19-26/11. Spotted near Christy Beach. A-48
SCI Update: August 16-23/11. Dropped her transmitter.
SCI Update: March 27- April 3, 2012. Spotted on the southeast coast of SCI with A-21 (the male from the Anacapa/Oak Canyon pair). Just visiting? The next few days she was seen again but she was alone.
SCI Update: May 29-June 5, 2012. Again spotted with A-21 is she his new mate?
SCI Update: September 18-25, 2012. Spotted in a backyard in Ventura. Stayed 40 minutes then flew off. ( Described as breathing heavily and drooping her wings a little .. Helen/IWS Crew thinks she was seen right after her 30 miles, approx, flight across the channel. Flying with no updrafts or thermals is a lot of work!)
March 15/13 A-48 followed A-40 onto the Sauces Canyon Nest! She appears to be the new Female at this nest now.
January 25/14 A-48 & A-40 on the SC nest together. Observed on the NestCam by Nest Watch observers. Video by ørn
A-48 confirmed as the new Female on the SC Nest with A-40.
2014 SEASON. 1st Egg laid on February 15th, 2014. Egg lost February 22nd .. cause unknown.
Another egg laid March 16th, but an unfortunate accident with a stick caused A-48 to step on and break this egg within a half hour. Nest Failed.
July 24, 2015. A-48 has lost her left wingbling. Spotted by the observers on Nest Watch when she visited the nest. Capture by Jann
2015 SEASON. Egg/s laid but did not hatch.
November 1, 2015 has now lost her right wingbling. Spotted by the observers on Nest Watch when she visited the nest.


# A-49 (F) ... aka Cruz...... Interactive ~ Track an Eagle: A-49's Flight Path

From: Pelican Harbor Nest ... First Natural Hatch on SC .. April 12th .. since 1949
Banded on: June 7/06 .. FWS Leg Band: 629-52407 - on the right leg. ( Thought to be a male. Blood tests confirmed Cruz is a Female.)
Fledged on: July 14/06
Where now? - September 23/06 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Stayed until year end.
2007 Cruz moved readily between the islands and the mainland during this year. Spent time on SRI, SCI and Anacapa. She flew from SCI on March 29/07 to the mainland moving as far north as Monterey Bay area before returning to SCI on April 11/07. Back to island hopping until August when she flew to SRI and remained there to year end.
2008 January- early February she spent time on SRI, SCI and Anacapa Island. February 5-9/08 she visited the mainland.February 9/08 she made a 45 k flight across the ocean back to SCI covering the distance in under an hour. Rest of year spent on the 3 Islands. At year ens she was on SRI.
Dropped her transmitter in January 2009, per the 2009 Report.
NCI Update March 24/09 Spotted at Cueva Valdez on Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: Dec 29-Jan 5, 2010 Sighted by Stephanie at Fraser Point, Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: Feb 9-16, 2010. IWS Crew spotted her with A-40. Cruz may be the new female at Fraser Point! (Non-Breeding - Season 2010)
SCI Update: Sept 4-13/11. A-49 Spotted at West Point SCI flying with A-40.(Male on the Sauces Canyon Nest)
SCI Update: February 28- March 6, 2012. Cruz is now Paired with A-64. Known as the Fraser Point Nest
SCI Update: April 3-10/12. Nest Failed.
March 11/13. A-49 arrived at the SC Nest just after A-40 landed for his second visit that night.
March 12/13. A-49 solo visit at the SC Nest.
March 13/13. Looks like A-49/Cruz is the new female at the Sauces Canyon nest. Paired with A-40 ... Or Not! A-48 also involved?
Cruz not seen at the SC Nest since March 15/13.
2013 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 6/13 .. A-89.
2014 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 5/14 .. A-97 & *A-98 (Accidentally tagged same as PH Chick)
2015 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 11/15 .. A-54 & * Untagged. (*Too small for a wing-bling. Federal Leg Band Only # 709-03074}
(Parents K-10 and K-26 .. first-time parents did not feed chick until April 14th but then began regularly bringing prey to the nest)


# A-50 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 25, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52409
Where now? - July 13, 2006 moved to the northwestern tip of Santa Cruz Island. GPS data from July 30 showed she was not moving more than 50 m a day. Because of the three day delay in receiving data the IWS were not abl to get to the area until August 4 where they found her body tangled in kelp on a small beach near Frasier Point. On July 22 she had been seen with a full crop, so she was finding food in the area. The cause of death is unknown.
Deceased July 29, 2006


# A-51 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 25, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52410
Where now? - July 20, 2006 left Santa Cruz Island and flew to Anacapa Island stayed for about a month. August 17 returned to SCI but returned to Anacapa on the 20th. September 6/06 back to SCI and back to Anacapa on September 18. Next day flew back to SCI. September 20/06 flew to Santa Rosa Island .. moved to San Miguel Island next day but flew back to SRI on September 24/06 and remained to year end.
2007 Spent the majority of this year on either Santa Rosa Island or Anacapa Island. August 13/07 she left Anacapa, spent a week on SCI then flew to SRI for the rest of the year.
Northern Channel Islands Update: September 4, 2008. A-51 dropped her transmitter early May on West Anacapa Island ... that was not found neither was a body but lots of feathers were found in the area searched.
NCI Update: October 2, 2008. Confirmation that A-51 is indeed alive and was seen roosting at Black Mountain on Santa Rosa Island.
NCI Update March 19/09 .. May be on Santa Cruz Island .. along the South side/Willows.
(Known as the Willows Anchorage pair by the IWS Crew ... Non-breeding .. Seasons 2009 & 2010 .. with A-45)
* Last sighting July 2009
SCI Update: Oct 19-26/10. Spotted with A-45 on Ship Rock. Willows Pair. A-51 is on the on left.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Spotted with A-45 at Horqueta area just a bit west of Willow's.
SCI Update: Nov 30-Dec 7/10 Spotted at Ship Rock in the Willows anchorage.
SCI Update: Jan 11-18/11 Spotted with A-45 at Willows.
SCI Update: February 28- March 6, 2012. A-51 is now Paired with A-45. Known as the Willows Pair and the Los Piños Nest.
SCI Update: April 3-10, 2012. Nest Failed.
2013 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May 11/13 .. A-87.
2014 SCI Update: April 8-15, 2014. Nest Failed
SCI Update: May 10 - June 8, 2015. IWS Crew discovered that the adult female of the new Smuggler's Cove territory is A-51, formerly of the Los Pinos/Willows nesting pair.
They have yet to get a positive ID on the male of the nest.
2015 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May 12/15 .. A-53.


# A-52 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 25, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52411
Where now? - July 17, 2006 flew to Santa Rosa Island but returned to SCI two days later. August 5/06 flew to Anacapa Island, back to SCI on August 16, then returned to Anacapa on August 25th. During September she Island hopped between SCI .. SRI and San Miguel Island. October 4/06 she flew to Santa Rosa Island and stayed to year end.
2007 A-52 moved frequently between the islands. Returned to SRI for year end.
2008 She began the year on SRI, moved to Anacapa Island then on January 21 flew to the mainland but returned to Anacapa 4-5 hours later. Island hopped the rest of the year between SCI, SRI and Anacapa with a 1 hour visit to San Miguel Island on October 23/08. On SRI at year end.
Think it was A-52 that was spotted on Santa Cruz Island .. NCI Update May 27/June 3/09
NCI Update October 13/09 .. A-52's Movements on Santa Rosa Oct/09
2010 Spent time on all 4 northern Channel Islands and the mainland (CA) throughout this year.
* Last sighting Jan 2010 (SRI)
SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Visited San Miguel Island then headed up to San Jose. Headed back .. GPS has her at San Luis Obispo County.
SCI Update: Feb 8-15/11. On the mainland near Point Conception, up the coast from Santa Barbara.
SCI Update: April 19-26/11. Spotted in Hazards Canyon.
SCI Update: Nov 1-8/11. Spotted around Lake Cachuma north of Santa Barbara.
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Back on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: April 10-17/12. Lately she has been on the mainland near Point Conception and in parts of the Los Padres National Forest north of Ventura.
SCI & SRI Update: December 11- 18, 2012. A-52 has dropped her transmitter. It was retrieved on Santa Cruz Island.


# A-53 (F)
From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 26, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52415
Where now? - September 6, 2006 left the islands and flew through central California to the Nevada border by September 22 before returning to central CA. October 8/06 data indicated she had stopped moving.
Deceased October 9, 2006. Body recovered from a field near Fresno CA on October 14/06. No indication of cause of death.

A-53's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread



# A-54 (M)
From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 25, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52416
Where now? - August 5, 2006 apparently attempted to fly to the mainland from the western tip of the island. Appears to have gone into the water about 20 km northeast of the point where he left.
Deceased August 5, 2006 (in the ocean) - Alive?

QUOTE (IWS Crew - SC Update: August 13 2008 @ 2:05PM)
I was also able to locate a third year BAEA on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. I took several pictures of him. I could only make out the second number as a four when looking through my binoculars. With the help of looking one particular picture with different lighting we now believe it may be A-54. A third year BAEA that was thought to have died in 2006 over the ocean, after the loss of GPS data sent by the transmitter. We are excited to have possibly located a healthy BAEA that was thought to have been lost. Cedrick Villasenor



# A-55 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: South Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 28, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52417
Where now? - August 4, 2006 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Next day flew to San Miguel Island but returned to SRI the same day. August 6 returned to SCI and stayed unto September 22/06.
She island hopped between SRI and San Miguel Island before returning to SCI on November 27/06. December 21 flew due east to the mainland. Spent time along the mainland coast before returning to SCI on December 28.
2007 Started year on SCI then island hopped to SRI, Anacapa and San Miguel Island throughout the year. Flew to SRI in September stayed to year end.
Spotted at the trap site .. Santa Cruz Update Aug 1/07 (IWS Crew think it may have been A-55 at the PH Nest on July 17/07)
2008 was spent island hopping between SRI, SCI and Anacapa Island.
Santa Rosa Island NCI Update, December 2-9 2008 ... spotted on Santa Rosa Island.
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
(Dropped Transmitter)
SCI Update: Oct 5-12/10. Spotted at Henry Coe State Park near Santa Cruz, CA (Not SC Island)


# A-56 (M)
From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Fledge Date: July 16, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52418
Where now? - Stayed on the island until September 18, 2006 then flew to Anacapa Island. Attempted to return to SCI the same day but ended up in the ocean less than 1 km from the easternmost point of Santa Cruz. IWS continued to receive GPS data from the ocean until October 1/06 .. body was now about 75 km west of San Clemente Island.
Deceased. September 18, 2006.


# A-57 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 29, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52419
Where now? - July 8, 2006 GPS transmitter malfunctioned. A-57 was seen on July 31/06 still wearing both transmitters but IWS unable to receive a signal from either. Status Unknown.
August 31, 2007 seen on SCI.
Reported on the Northern Channel Islands Update, September 21 2008
.. seen at Sauces Beach at the west end of Santa Cruz Island during the IWS trapping attempts.
NCI Update April 29/09 -- Spotted at Fry's Harbor SC Island
SRI Update: Oct 20-27/09. Spotted on Santa Rosa Island during the fall hunt.
* Last sighting 2/5/10 (SCI)
Santa Cruz Island Update: March 9-16, 2010. Spotted in the Yellowbanks territory.
Santa Cruz Island Update: May 25 - June 1, 2010 Spotted at Chinese Harbor.
SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Feb 8-15/11 Spotted near Smuggler's Cove.
SCI Update: Feb 22-Mar 1/11. Possible Smuggler's Cove pair with A-58.
During the year she also visited SRI and Anacapa Island.
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Was on Santa Rosa Island. Now on Santa Cruz Island/Yellowbanks area.
It was discovered in 2011 that the GPS Transmitters were switched between A-57 & A-59
at the time of banding in 2006. Therefore all data reported for A-59 in previous reports are actually those of A-57.
SCI Update: May 8-15, 2012. Still with A-58 but did not nest this season.
SCI Update: July 24-31, 2012. Over on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: June 18-25, 2013. Did not nest this season. Recently dropped her transmitter which was retrieved.
SCI Update: April 8-15, 2014. Still with A-58 in the Smugglers and Yellow Banks area. No nest to be found.
SCI Update: February 17-24, 2015. After several seasons of anticipation, The Smuggler’s Eagles (A-57 and A-58) are finally nesting! We found their nest construct in a nice Santa Cruz Island Ironwood in their territory.
SCI Update: May 10 - June 8, 2015. IWS Crew discovered that the adult female of the new Smuggler's Cove territory is A-51, formerly of the Los Pinos/Willows nesting pair.
They have yet to get a positive ID on the male of the nest.


# A-58 (M )

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 29, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52420
Where now? - August 4, 2006 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Returned to SCI next day. August 14 returned to SRI stayed 10 days then flew to San Miguel Island for a day. Flew back to SRI on August 25/06 and stayed until year end.
2007 Started the year on SRI. Then moved between the islands throughout the year. Back on SRI at year end.
2008 Island hopped between SRI, SCI and Anacapa. February 5 he flew to Santa Barbara Island and then to the mainland. February 7/08 he returned to Anacapa then more island hopping for the rest of year.
Northern Channel Islands Update November 13/08 ... Spotted in Burma Oaks on Santa Rosa Island
Mid Aug/09: Spotted in Polk County, Oregon, sitting tight on the Columbia River near Modeville.
This is his first time leaving the islands! Reported on the .. Santa Cruz Island Update: August 25/09
NCI Update October 13/09 .. A-58's Movements on Santa Rosa Oct/09
2010 Island hopped throughout the year. Mostly stayed on SRI.
SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Feb 22-Mar 1/11. Possible Smuggler's Cove pair with A-57.
2011 island hopped between SRI, SCI and Anacapa Island.
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Was on Santa Rosa Island. Now on Santa Cruz Island/Yellowbanks area.
SCI Update: May 8-15, 2012. Still with A-57 but did not nest this season.
SCI Update: July 24-31, 2012. Was on Anacapa for awhile, now back on SCI.
January 2013 on SRI moved to SCI on January 13 and remained there for rest of year, except for a visit back to SRI from September 22- October 8/13.
SCI Update: April 8-15, 2014. Still with A-57 in the Smugglers and Yellow Banks area. No nest to be found.
2015 Season: Paired with A-57 and incubating egg/s .. Smuggler's Nest
SCI Update: May 10 - June 8, 2015. IWS Crew discovered that the adult female of the new Smuggler's Cove territory is A-51, formerly of the Los Pinos/Willows nesting pair.
They have yet to get a positive ID on the male of the nest.


# A-59 (F)

From: SF Zoo
Released from: North Hacktower
Fledge Date: June 29, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52421
Where now? - September 22, 2006 flew to Santa Rosa Island. Next day moved to San Miguel Island stayed there for over two months. November 27/06 flew to SRI and then onto SCI on November 29th. Returned to SRI on December 2/06 and stayed to year end.
2007 Jan1-March 3 on SRI then moved to SCI on March 25 and then to Anacapa on March 28 where she remained until August 14/07. Aug 15-Sept 6 spent on SCI then moved to San Miguel Island via SRI stayed until September 28/07 before returning to SRI to year end.
2008 She started the year on San Miguel Island. Then moved to SRI, SCI and Anacapa Island throughout the year. Ended year back on San Miguel Island.
Santa Rosa Island. Per 2009 Report.
Island hopping. SRI, SCI and Anacapa Island & back to Santa Cruz in 2010.
It was discovered in 2011 that the GPS Transmitters were switched between A-57 & A-59
at the time of banding in 2006. Therefore all data reported for A-59 in previous reports are actually those of A-57. (A-57's GPS transmitter malfunctioned on July 8, 2006 .. no signals received from either of hers.)


# A-60 (M)

From: Malva Real aka the Grassland Nest ... Second Natural Hatch on SC since 1949 .. May 5th approx.
Banded on: June 26/06 .. FWS Leg Band: 629-52422
Fledged on: July 17/06 approx (Not known for sure as no 'real' nest so chick 'wanders')
Where now? - September 20/06 flew to Santa Rosa Island. September 21 he flew to San Miguel Island and stayed a month there. Returned to Santa Rosa Island on October 20/06 and stayed until year end except for a two day visit to Santa Cruz Island on October 31- November 1/06.
2007 On SRI at the start of the year until March 30 when he flew to SCI and stayed until June 14/07. Spent time on San Miguel and Anacapa before flying back to SRI in August and he stayed there to year end.
2008 began year on SRI then island hopped throughout the year - SCI, SRI and Anacapa. Back on SRI at year end.
Still on Santa Rosa. (Dr Sharpe's answer in the Questions Forum. Feb 23/09)
SCI Update: February 16-23/2010. Spotted near Montenon Ridge and Smuggler’s Cove on Santa Cruz Island.
* Last sighting Feb 2010 (SRI)
SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
Santa Rosa Island Update: April 26-May 3, 2011. Spotted in the Torrey Pines area.
SCI Update: July 26-August 2/11. On Santa Rosa .. west end.
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Still on Santa Rosa Island .. North shore.
Santa Rosa Island Update: January 10-17, 2012. Spotted with A-17.
SCI Update: April 10-17/12. Remains on Santa Rosa & Santa Cruz Islands.
2013. Mostly on SRI with trips to SCI and San Miguel Island throughout the year.
SRI Update: February-March 2014. February 22, A-60 spotted at Sandy Point and on March 21, at Torry Pines.
SRI Update: March 10-17, 2015. A-17 and A-60 were seen perched together north west of Bee Rock Canyon.
February 3, 2016. He visited the Fraser Point Nest. Video
February 4, 2016. Visited the FP Nest again.
Is A-60 going to the the new male on the FP nest?
(Parents A-04 and K-11)


# A-61 (F)

Originally From: Egg hatched from Twin Rocks Nest
Fostered into: West End Nest
Banded on: May 23/06 .. Federal Leg band: 629-52423 .. at banding found to have a fractured right leg.
Eaglet removed/transported to Orange County Birds of Prey Centre for veterinary care.
Rehab ... and released on SC Island from the North Hacking-Tower on July 19, 2006.
Where now? - August 5, 2006 flew to Anacapa Island.
IWS stopped receiving data on the night of August 6th, except for a few sporadic data points on 12-16 August all from the same location. Unable to access the island until after the sea bird breeding season. In October IWS boarded a boat to Anacapa Island from SCI and recovered A-61's carcass from a small canyon on the north side of West Anacapa Island.
Deceased. August 6, 2006

A-61's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread



# A-62 (F)

From: Rehab Centre N.CA
Released from: North Hacktower
Fledge Date: August 12, 2006
FWS Leg Band: 629-52424
Where now? - Remained on Santa Cruz Island until October 26, 2006 then she flew to Santa Rosa Island. Stayed there through the end of the year.
Only received data from May 3-25, 2007 at which time she was on southeastern Santa Rosa Island.
She was found deceased in the area on October 8, 2007.



* Eagle Survival information .. courtesy of Annie Little/Biologist of the US Fish & Wildlife Service .. Updated February 2010.



The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the Northern Channel Islands, California January - December 2006 5th Annual Report
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Class of 2007 .... A-63


Class of 2007 - Photographs.



# A-63 (M) ... aka Limuw.

From: Pelican Harbor Nest ... April 13th
Banded on: June 8/07 .. FWS Leg Band: 629-52436
Fledged on: June 28/07 - the day Bald Eagles were delisted from the U.S. Endangered Species List!
Where Now? - Remained in his parent's territory for approx' a month before beginning to explore the islands.
August 7 he flew to Anacapa Island and to the mainland on August 8, 2007. He flew through California to Nevada, into Idaho and back to to northern Nevada.
Santa Cruz Update, The travels of A-63 - July 2007
Santa Cruz Update, The travels of A-63 - August 2007
Santa Cruz Update, August 15, 2007 A-63 Excellent Adventure
(Parents K-10 and K-26)

Flew over the rainbow bridge on August 15/07 when he was hit by a vehicle in Northern Nevada while feasting (guarding?) roadkill in the middle of the road.

Limuw's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread.



The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the Northern Channel Islands, California January - December 2007 6th Annual Report. .. Also on the IWS Updates.

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Class of 2008 .... A-64 - A-66


Class of 2008 - Photographs.



# A-64 (M) ... aka Spirit.

From: Pelican Harbor Nest ... April 3/08
Attacked on nest .. May 19/08 .. by a Sub-adult - rescued by IWS 911 squad - Flown to Dr. Weldy's Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital where broken bill repaired.
Transported to SC Island and Banded on: June 8/08 .. FWS Leg Band: 629-52438
Placed in the South Hacking Tower .. door opened on June 29/08.
Fledged on: July 1/08
Where Now? - Remained on Santa Cruz Island until mid-September. September 19 he took his first flight to Anacapa Island and was seen landing in the water off Anacapa via a remote camera. He was able to get out of the water, dried off on the rocks and returned to SCI the next morning where he remained until the year end.
Santa Rosa Island.
Reported on the Northern Channel Island's Update January 23/09.
NCI Update March 19/09 .. still on Santa Rosa Island ( Trancion Canyon)
NCI Update July 8/09 ... Spotted at Pozo. SC Island.
NCI Update October 13/09 .. Spirit has made a trip to Anacapa, and continues to travel extensively all around Santa Cruz.
A-64's Movements Oct 4-10/09
* Last sighting Feb 2010 (SRI)
SCI Update: Aug 24-31/10. Spotted on Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: Sept 7-15/10. Still on SCI.
SCI Update: Oct 5-12/10. Still on SCI. Not participating in the Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Visited San Miguel Island for a few hours, then over to Rosa. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Jan 11-18/11. Back on SCI.
SCI Update: July 26-August 2/11. In his usual area near Profile Point on the north side of Santa Cruz
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Island hopping. Santa Rosa Island .. Santa Miguel Island .. Now on Santa Cruz.
SCI Update: February 28- March 6, 2012. Spirit is now Paired with A-49/Cruz. Known as the Fraser Point Nest
SCI Update: April 3-10/12. Nest Failed.
SCI Update: October 16-23, 2012. Dropped his transmitter. ( Helen recovered it).
2013 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 6/13 .. A-89.
2014 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 5/14 .. A-97 & *A-98 (Accidentally tagged same as PH Chick)
2015 SUCCESS. 2 chicks .. banded May 11/15 .. A-54 & * Untagged. (*Too small for a wing-bling. Federal Leg Band Only # 709-03074}
(Parents K-10 and K-26)


# A-65 (M) ... aka Skye.

From: Pelican Harbor Nest ... April 1/08
Attacked on nest .. May 19/08 .. by Sub-adult - rescued by IWS 911 squad - Flown to Dr. Weldy's Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital where broken wing repaired.
Transported to SC Island and Banded on: July 14/08 .. FWS Leg Band: 629-52447
Placed in the South Hacking Tower .. door opened on July 16/08.
Fledged on: July 17/08
Where now? - Moved around the eastern portion of Santa Cruz Island until August 8/08.
(Parents K-10 and K-26)
Deceased August 8/08 - Found in Giant Kelp bed.
Northern Channel Island's Update: August 13/08

Skye's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread



# A-66 (M) ... aka Survivor.

From: No Cal.
Only survivor of 3 eaglets ... found by Rangers on (or about) April 29th ... after strong winds downed the 75 foot nest tree in the Eastman Lake area.
(Eastman Lake is in the Sierra foothills east of Merced.)
Taken to Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Service. Then to Dr Vicki Joseph's Bird & Pet Clinic of Roseville.
Transported to SB by Pilots Mike Wilson and Jo Duffy and escorted by Stephanie Eyes/IWS on June 7/08
Then to SC Island and Banded on: June 8/08 .. FWS Leg Band: 629-52437
Placed in the South Hacking Tower .. door opened June 29/08
Fledged on: June 30/08
Deceased. Found by the hacking tower on July 4/08.
Northern Channel Island's Update: July 9/08

Survivor's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread



* Eagle Survival information .. courtesy of Annie Little/Biologist of the US Fish & Wildlife Service .. Updated February 2010.



The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the Northern Channel Islands, California January - December 2008. 7th Annual Report
(The 2008 Bald Eagle Restoration on the California Channel Islands Report "the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program combined the two bald eagle restoration projects into a single program at the end of 2007" and this report covers both Catalina and the Northern Channel Islands for 2008 )
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Class of 2010 .... A-67 - A-72


Class of 2010 - Santa Cruz Photographs

Class of 2010 - Santa Rosa Photographs.



# A-67 (M)

From: Trap Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island ... First known chick to hatch in Santa Rosa Island in over 60 years.
Banded on: May 17/10 .. as a Female. Blood results back on June 4/10 .. A-67 is a Boy!
FWS Leg Band: 679-03432
Fledged on: Around June 15th
Where Now? - SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Still on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Still on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: April 12-19/11. Been seen in the Smuggler’s area on Santa Cruz Island a little, but mostly on West Anacapa.
SCI Update: July 26-August 2/11. Spotted at Sauces area West Santa Cruz.
SCI Update: Sept 4-13, 2011. Spotted at West Point on SC Island.
SCI Update: Oct 3-11, 2011. On Santa Rosa Island. (According to his GPS Transmitter)
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Still on Santa Rosa Island .. North Coast.
SCI Update: April 10-17/12. Travelled around Santa Cruz Island & Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: September 18-25/12. On Santa Cruz Island.
SRI Update: February 12-19, 2013. Spotted on Santa Rosa. A-67
SCI Update: March 5-12, 2013. Spotted on Santa Cruz Island perched on the shoreline west of Arch Rock.
June 10/13 dropped transmitter on SRI.
Posted on the IWS FaceBook: #67 was spotted in La Jolla, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery today, October 5th, 2013, by Tina Rathbone, and reported on Ebird with a photo. (See SR Album)
Posted on the IWS Eagle Alumni Sightings thread. A-67 spotted in Azusa CA. on March 3, 2014.
Posted on the IWS Facebook page on January 8, 2015. "Gabriele Baader sighted A-67 in Azusa, CA on December 29th. This bird is showing up all over southern California."
Posted on the IWS Facebook page on March 16, 2015. " Eagle A67 was seen a couple weeks ago at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area in Riverside County. "
(Parents A-08 & A-22)


# A-68 (M) ... aka Braveheart.

From: Pelican Harbor Nest ... April 5/10
Banded on: May 27/10 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-03435
Fledged on: June 28/10
Where Now? - SCI Update: Aug 20-24/10. GPS Data shows spent time on Santa Rosa Island. He visited before A-69! Returned to Santa Cruz Island after a couple of days.
SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Still on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Jan 11-18/11. Back on SCI around Cueva-Valdez.
SCI Update: Feb 1-8/11. Went to mainland ... flying between Ventura and Santa Barbara. Now back on SCI.
SCI Update: Feb 8-15/11. Back on Santa Rosa.
SCI Update: April 12-19/11. Been seen in the Smuggler’s area on Santa Cruz Island a little, but mostly on West Anacapa.
SCI Update: May 17-24/11. Spotted at at Horqueta on the south side of the island.
SCI Update: July 26-August 2/11. On Santa Rosa.
SCI Update: Oct 3-11, 2011. On Santa Rosa Island. (According to his GPS Transmitter) BUT he has since dropped his transmitter .. which was recovered by Ryan with the Park Service fox crew. (Per Eagle Guy's post Oct 12/11 on the Update.)
SRI Update: May 8-14, 2013. Spotted on May 10/13 on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: March 11-18, 2014. A-68 spotted with A-27 hanging out together in the Baby’s harbor area.
Paired with A-27 and incubating egg/s 2015 season .. Baby's Harbor Nest.
2015 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded June 7/15 .. A-56.
(Parents K-10 & K-26)


# A-69 (M) ... aka Malik.

From: Pelican Harbor Nest ... April 3/10
Banded on: May 27/10 .. as a Female. Blood results back on June 9/10 .. A-69 is a Boy!
FWS Leg Band: 679-03436
Fledged on: June 22/10
Where Now? - SCI Update: Aug 20-24/10. GPS Data shows spent time on Santa Rosa Island. Returned to Santa Cruz after a couple of days.
SCI Update: Sept 7-14/10. GPS Data shows he had travelled to San Miguel Island
SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Still on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Still on Santa Rosa Island .. but also spotted with A-70 on SCI.
SCI Update: April 12-19/11. Been seen in the Smuggler’s area on Santa Cruz Island a little, but mostly on West Anacapa.
SCI Update: April 19-26/11. On the mainland and has been up and down most of the Ventura County coast.
SCI Update: May 17-24/11. Been over to Anacapa and back.
SCI Update: July 26-August 2/11. On Santa Rosa.
SCI Update: Oct 3-11, 2011. Still on Santa Rosa Island. (According to his GPS Transmitter)
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Island hopping. Santa Rosa Island .. Santa Miguel Island .. Back to SRI .. then to Santa Cruz. Now back on Santa Rosa.
SCI Update: April 10-17/12. Mostly on Santa Rosa Island .. with trips to Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: July 24-31, 2012. Over on San Miguel Island.
January 2013 On SCI then island hopped between SRI, SCI, San Miguel Island and Anacapa until December 13 when he was seen near Point Conception. Remained in that area through the end of the year.
February 2014 back on SCI then moved to SRI. Island hopping between these two islands until April 22/14 back on SRI where he remained through the end of year.
Santa Rosa Island Update: May 19-26, 2015. New Male on the Lopez Canyon Nest .. replaced A-39. Paired with A-43
2015 SUCCESS. 1 chick .. banded May/15 .. A-50.
(Parents K-10 & K-26)


# A-70 (F)

From: Lopez Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island ... April 13/10
Banded on: June 6/10 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-03440
Fledged on: Has Fledged ... Date Unknown. Lopez Eaglet, When did she fledge?
Where Now? - SCI Update: Sept 7-14/10. Spotted at Christy Beach SCI.
SCI Update: Oct 5-12/10. Still on Santa Cruz Island
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Visited San Miguel Island for a few hours, then over to Santa Rosa. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Still on Santa Rosa Island .. but also spotted with A-69 on SCI.
SCI Update: April 12-19/11. Been seen in the Smuggler’s area on Santa Cruz Island a little, but mostly on West Anacapa.
SCI Update: May 17-24/11. She still seems to see Rosa as home.
SCI Update: July 26-August 2/11. On Santa Rosa.
SCI Update: Oct 3-11, 2011. Still on Santa Rosa Island. (According to her GPS Transmitter)
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Island hopping. Santa Rosa Island .. Santa Miguel Island .. Back to SRI .. then to Santa Cruz. Now back on Santa Rosa.
SCI Update: April 10-17/12. Mostly on Santa Rosa Island .. occasional trips to Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: April 17-24, 2012. Spotted at Fraser Point. Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: July 10-17, 2012. Spotted near Ruby Rock, Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: August 21-28, 2012. Over on San Miguel Island.
Santa Rosa Island Update: August 28-September 4, 2012. On Santa Rosa .. at China Camp on SW coast.
January 2013 on SCI then started island hopping between SRI, SCI and San Miguel Island during this year.
SCI Update: April 9-16, 2013. Spotted near Pelican Harbor. Santa Cruz Island.
December/13 on SCI.
SRI Update: February - March 2014. Transmitter readings report that A-70’s nights have been frequently spent at Orr’s Camp.
Dropped her transmitter on July 20, 2014 on SC Island. Information found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the California Channel Islands. January-December 2014. 13th Annual Report.
(Parents K-36 & A-43)


# A-71 [M)

From: Sauces Canyon Nest ... April 25/10
Banded on: June 15/10 ... as a Female. Blood results back on June 30/10 .. A-71 is a Boy!
FWS Leg Band: 679-03443
Fledged on: Some time between 3pm June 30th & 2pm July 1/10
Where Now? - SCI Update: Oct 5-12/10. On Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Still on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Still on Santa Rosa Island. A-71
SCI Update: April 12-19/11. Was sighted near Diablo. His GPS doesn’t work now.
SCI Update: July 26-August 2/11. Unknown .. No GPS.
SRI Update: June 18-25, 2013. A-71 spotted flying north along the coast.
SRI Update: February-March 2014. A-71 spotted on March 22nd on the SE side of the island.
(Parents A-27 & A-28)


# A-72 (M)

From: Cueva Valdez .. aka Baby's Nest ... April 23/10
Banded on: June 16/10 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-03444
Fledged on: Has Fledged ... July 8/10
Where Now? - SCI Update: Sept 21-28/10 on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Nov 2-9/10. Still on Santa Rosa Island. Fall Hunt.
SCI Update: Feb 15-22/11. Back on Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update March 8-15/11. Spotted at Willows, SCI. GPS data shows been over on Anacapa before coming back to Santa Cruz.
SCI Update: April 12-19/11. Has been moving around a bit, but mostly on the north coast of on Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: July 26-August 2/11. On Santa Rosa.
SCI Update: Oct 3-11, 2011. Still on Santa Rosa Island.(According to his GPS Transmitter)
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Still on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: April 10-17/12. Very active. Moves between Santa Cruz Island & Santa Rosa Island.
2013. Started year on SCI then island hopped between Anacapa, SCI and SRI.
Dropped his transmitter on January 12, 2014 on SC Island. Information found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the California Channel Islands. January-December 2014. 13th Annual Report.
SCI Update: February 19, 2014. A-72 spotted hanging out near Pelican Harbor.
April 5th & 6th, 2014. Photographed at Big Sur by Tim Huntington & Stan Russell, hanging out near and with the condors.
July 5, 2014 spotted at Lake Cachuma (20 minutes north of Santa Barbara). This was reported on the SB County birding site by Liz Gaspar, the Park Naturalist there. (No photos).
January 21, 2015. Posted on the IWS Facebook page. A-72 was seen near San Simeon in Central California.
(Parents A-00 & A-16)



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Class of 2011 .... A-73 - A-76


Class of 2011 - Anacapa Island Photographs

Class of 2011 - Santa Cruz Photographs



# A-73 (M) ... Official Name: Dreamer.

From: Sauces Canyon Nest
Banded on: June 2/11 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04109
Fledged on: June 28/11 @ 10:04 a.m.
Where Now? - August 30/11 flew to Anacapa Island returned to SCI next day. September 11/11 flew to SRI stayed until year end except for some visits to San Miguel Island and SCI.
SCI Update: Oct 3-11, 2011. On Santa Rosa Island.(According to his GPS Transmitter)
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Still on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: April 17-24, 2012. Spotted at Hazards area. Santa Cruz Island.
Posted on the IWS Facebook. January/13. A-73 was recently spotted near Stockton, California.
SRI Update: May 8-14, 2013. Spotted on May 10/13 on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: July 8-15, 2014. Spotted in the Sauces area flying with Dad!
(Parents A-40 & A-27)


# A-74 (F) ... Official Name: Karana.
(It is the Chumash "secret" name for the woman from San Nicholas island (Island of the Blue Dolphins).

From: Pelican Harbor Nest
Banded on: June 3/11 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04110
Fledged on: June 25/11
Where Now? - Remained on SCI until August 23/11 then transmitter malfunctioned.
SCI Update: Sept 4-13/11. A-74 Spotted at Black Point SCI .. Also spotted at Fraser Point. Karana .. She is Alive & Well!
She visited the Sauces Canyon Nest on September 21, 2011. Photos & video on Nest Observations thread.
Spotted recently on Santa Rosa by Ryan .. with the Park Service fox crew. (Per Eagle Guy's post on the SCI Update: Oct 3-11, 2011)
SCI Update: April 17-24, 2012. Spotted near the Willows area. Santa Cruz Island.
SRI Update: May 1-8, 2012. Spotted by Dr.Sharpe & the IWS Crew near China Camp Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: July 10-17, 2012. Spotted near Sierra Blanca on Santa Cruz Island.
February 15, 2013. Visited the SC Nest. Photos & videos on Nest Observations thread
SCI Update: February 12-19, 2013. Spotted at Diablo Point.
SRI Update: May 8-14, 2013. Spotted on May 8, 9 & 10/13 on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: July 23-30, 2013. Spotted near Lady’s Harbor on SCI.
SCI Update: April 8-15, 2014. Spotted at Prisoner’s Harbor & further west on SCI
Spotted June 26, 2014 at La Cumbre Golf Course, Santa Barbara, CA. Video by Grady Overstreet posted on the IWS Eagle Alumni Sightings thread. A-74
(Parents K-10 & K-26)


# A-75 (M) ... *Official Name: Anacapa.

From: Oak Canyon Nest ... West Anacapa Island
Banded on: June 7/11 ... as a Female .. but it was right on the cutoff for male/female in its beak depth measurement.
FWS Leg Band: 679-04111
Fledged on: July 1/11. (Confirmed by GPS data)
Where Now? - Unknown. Transmitter malfunctioned July 28/11.
(Parents A-21 & A-11)

* The first chick to hatch on Anacapa Island since 1949 has been officially named "Anacapa" by the NAC committee.
Anacapa comes from the Chumash word eneepah, meaning mirage island.



# A-76 (F) ... Official Name: Hutash.
(The Chumash Earth Mother. According to one legend, she created the Chumash people on Santa Cruz Island).

From: Cueva Valdez ... aka Hazards ... Nest.
Banded on: June 21/11 .. .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04112
Fledged on: July 15/11
Where Now? - September 11/11 flew to Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: Oct 3-11, 2011. On Santa Rosa Island.(According to her GPS Transmitter)
October 16/11 flew to SCI then returned to SRI on October 25/11
SCI Update: Nov 15-22/11. Still on Santa Rosa Island.
Flew to San Miguel Island for short visits during November & December/11 but returned to SRI until year end.
SCI Update: April 10-17/12. Still on Santa Rosa Island.
(Parents A-00 & A-16)



The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the California Channel Islands January — December 2011 10th Annual Report
Also on the IWS Updates and Annie Little's Channel Islands Bald Eagle Summary 2011.

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Class of 2012 .... A-77 - A-84


Class of 2012 - Santa Cruz Photographs

Class of 2012 - Santa Rosa Photographs



# A-77 (M) ... Official Name: Koa.

From: Malva Real ... aka Carl Peak ... Nest.
Banded on: April 28/12 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04114
Fledged on: May 28/12.
Where Now? -
(Parents K-11? & A-35)


# A-78 (F) ... Official Name: Aurora.
(The name Aurora is taken from the Northern Lights, called Aurora Borealis.
Since the IWS collected a number of its original eaglets from nests in Canada, as well as Alaska, and as this member who named her lives in Canada, she thought it would be a fitting name for her.)

From: Malva Real ... aka Carl Peak ... Nest.
Banded on: April 28/12 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04115
Fledged on: May 31/12
(Parents K-11? & A-35)
Deceased July 23/12. Cause uncertain ... Possibility drowned.
Santa Cruz Island Update: July 17-24, 2012

A-78's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread



# A-79 (F) ... Official Name: Kaya - B.
(Kaya means 'elder sister' in the Hopi language and since she did have a sibling which did not survive on her nest, the member who named her thought this would be an appropriate name for her. The 'B' is to honour Bette.)

From: Lopez Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island
Banded on: May 2/12 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04116
Fledged on: Between June 5-12, 2012.
Where Now? - SCI Update: July 24-31, 2012. A-79 is Island hopping! Travelled to San Miguel, back to Santa Rosa, over to Santa Cruz and then to East Anacapa. (GPS Data)
August-December. 2012 continued to visit San Miguel Island and SCI. ON SRI at year end.
Santa Cruz Update: February 17-24, 2015. A-79 did a brief fly-by on SCI.
(Parents A-39 & A-43)


# A-80 (F) ... Official Name: Rosa.

From: Trap Canyon Nest ... aka Verde Nest ... Santa Rosa Island
Banded on: May 16/12 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04119
Fledged on: Between June 19-26, 2012
Where Now? - SCI Update: July 24-31, 2012. Travelled to San Miguel then back to Santa Rosa. (GPS Data)
SCI Update: August 21-28, 2012. Over on San Miguel Island.
Santa Rosa Island Update: August 28-September 4, 2012. On Santa Rosa .. at China Camp .. SW coast.
SCI Update: September 11-14, 2012. Now on Santa Cruz Island .. with A-81.
November 3/12 visited Anacapa Island for a couple of hours then returned to SCI.
December/12 on SRI.
January 2013 still on SRI then island hopped between SCI, Anacapa, San Miguel and SRI during the year. She also flew to the mainland for a short visit.
SCI Update: February 12-19, 2013. Flew over the IWS Crew at the Navy site.
Transmitter malfunctioned on May 27/13.
(Parents A-08 & A-22)


# A-81 (M) ... Official Name: Buster.

From: Sauces Canyon
Banded on: June 8/12 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04124
Fledged on: June 21/12 at 4:51pm.
Where Now? - Santa Rosa Island Update: August 28-September 4, 2012. On Santa Rosa .. Torrey Pines area.
SCI Update: September 11-14, 2012. A-81 Rescued! ... A-81
SCI Update: October 30 - November 6, 2012. A-81's signal coming from Santa Rosa.
SRI Update: February 12-19, 2013. A-81 seen flying along the southwest coast of Santa Rosa.
SCI Update: May 21-28, 2013. A-81 spotted on Santa Cruz Island.
SCI Update: July 6-16, 2013. Spotted flying with A-87 at Valdez Canyon on SCI.
SCI Update: July 23-30, 2013. Spotted with A-82 at Christy Beach.
SCI Update: September 3-10, 2013. Signal picked up towards Santa Rosa Island.
April 19/14 on SRI. Information found on the 13th Annual Report.
(Parents A-40 & A-27)


# A-82 (F) ... Official Name: Phoebe.

From: Sauces Canyon
Banded on: June 8/12 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-10125
Fledged on: July 2/12 at 12:14pm.
Where Now? - Santa Rosa Island Update: August 28-September 4, 2012. On Santa Rosa .. Torrey Pines area & at China Camp on SW coast.
SCI Update: July 23-30, 2013. Spotted with A-81 at Christy Beach.
(Parents A-40 & A-27)


# A-83 (M)

From: Cueva Valdez ... aka Hazards ... Nest.
Banded on: June 9/12 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-10126
Fell from the nest? July 9/12 .. taken by Helen/IWS Crew to Ojai Raptors .. dehydration? ( Information from Lala)
(Parents A-00 & A-16)
Deceased July 11, 2012. Cause not determined.
Santa Cruz Island Update: July 3-10, 2012

A-83's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread



# A-84 (M) ... Official Name: Marcus.

From: Pelican Harbor
Banded on: June 10/12 ... as a Female. Got this one wrong!
FWS Leg Band: 679-04127
Fledged on: June 29/12 at 8:28am.
Where Now? - Santa Rosa Island Update: August 28-September 4, 2012. On Santa Rosa .. Carrington Point area & at China Camp .. SW coast
SCI Update: January 29- February 5, 2013. Spotted in the Los Piños area of Santa Cruz island.
SCI Update: March 26-April 2, 2013. On March 25th, A-84 was seen over at Lake Cachuma. (Santa Ynez Valley of central Santa Barbara County, CA)
SRI Update: May 8-14, 2013. Spotted on May 10/13 on Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: July 6-16, 2013. Spotted flying between Prisoners and Chinese Harbor. SCI.
SCI Update: August 20-27, 2013. Signal coming from Santa Rosa Island.
May 4/14 on SRI. Information found on the 13th Annual Report.
SRI Update: February 10-17, 2015. A-84 spotted sitting on a fence pole.
(Parents K-10 & K-26)



The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the California Channel Islands January — December 2012 11th Annual Report
Also on the IWS Updates and Annie Little's Channel Islands Bald Eagle Summary 2012.

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Class of 2013 .... A-85 - A-90


Class of 2013 - Anacapa Photographs

Class of 2013 - Santa Cruz Photographs

Class of 2013 - Santa Rosa Photographs



# A-85 (F) ... Official Name: La'i
(Means calm and peaceful in Hawaiian. Pronunciation would be La as in the musical scale (do re mi)... and the i is the phonetic e. La'i.)

From: Lopez Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island.
Banded on: May 7/13 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04128
Fledged on: June 4/13.
Where Now? - Posted on the IWS Facebook page February 11/16: On February 10, 2016, A-85 aka La'i was photographed by Jimmy McMorran at the Ramona Grasslands Preserve in San Diego County, CA.
(Parents A-39 & A-43)


# A-86 (M) ... Official Name: Azul

From: Lopez Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island.
Banded on: May 7/13 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04129
Fledged on: June 4/13.
(Parents A-39 & A-43)
Deceased July 22/13. Found near McGrath State Park in Oxnard, CA.
Santa Cruz Island Update: July 23-30, 2013

A-86's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread.



# A-87 (M) ... Official Name: America Strong
(In recognition of the everyday heroes throughout this great country of ours!!! Recognition to those who help out their fellow creatures, be they human or feathered or furred!)

From: Los Piños Nest .. aka Willows. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: May 11/13 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04130
Fledged on: June 11/13.
Where Now? - March 2015. Spotted east of Templeton with another juvenile and an adult by new member asranch.
(Parents A-45 & A-51)


# A-88 (F) ... Official Name: Aira
(Meaning of the wind.)

From: Cueva Valdez ... aka Hazards ... Nest.
Banded on: June 1/13 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04141
Fledged on: June 22/13.
Where Now? - SCI Update: August 20-27, 2013. Signal coming from Santa Rosa Island. Then spotted back on SCI. Video: A-88 Soaring
(Parents A-00 & A-16)


# A-89 (F) ... Official Name: Sapphire
(Because she is the blue-tagged Princess Cruz jewel, and her birth represents the ‘crowning achievement’ of the Channel Island Eagle restoration program.)

From: Fraser Point Nest.
Banded on: June 6/13 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04142
Fledged on: Confirmed on July 13/13.
Where Now? - SCI Update: August 20-27, 2013. Signal coming from Santa Rosa Island.
SCI Update: September 3-10, 2013. Seen flying at the west end of SC Island, before she flew across the water to Santa Rosa Island.
SRI Update: February - March 2014. Spotted on March 15, by IWS crew member Yozora on San Miguel Island!
SCI Update: April 8-15, 2014. Spotted near Prisoner’s Harbor SCI
Reported to the NPS webside. February 9, 2015. A-89 sited at Irvine Lake in Orange County, California. ( Information received via Annie Little/Anibird.)
(Parents A-64 & A-49)


# A-90 (M) ... Official Name: Cbrink
(Because the eagles are back from the brink of extinction.)

From: Oak Canyon Nest. Anacapa Island.
Banded on: June 25/13 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04145
Fledged on: July 28/13.
Where Now? -
(Parents A-21 & A-11)



The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the California Channel Islands January — December 2013 12th Annual Report
Also on the IWS Updates and Annie Little's Final Summary Table for the 2013 Bald Eagle Season on Channel Islands. .

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Class of 2014 .... A-91 - A-98


Class of 2014 - Santa Cruz Photographs

Class of 2014 - Santa Rosa Photographs



# A-91 (F) ... Official Name: Shania
(Native American meaning ' on my way')

From: Malva Real Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: April 24/14 .. FWS Leg Band: 679-04146
Fledged on: May 26/14.
Where Now? -
(Parents Untagged Male assumed to be K-11 & A-35)


# A-92 (M) ... Official Name: Liberty
(In honor of the freedom we enjoy in both Canada & the U.S.)

From: Pelican Harbor Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: May 29/14 .. FWS Leg Band: 709-03060
Fledged on: June 30/14.
Where Now? -
(Parents K-10 & K-26)


# A-93 (M) ... Official Name: Davy

From: Lopez Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island.
Banded on: May 1/14 .. FWS Leg Band: 709-03051
Fledged on: May 25/14
Where Now? -
(Parents A-39 & A-43)


# A-94 (M) ... Official Name: Connie

From: Lopez Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island.
Banded on: May 1/14 .. FWS Leg Band: 709-03052
Fledged on: May 25/14
Where Now? - Comment made on the IWS Facebook page April 25, 2015 by Robin Eliason .. a subadult with blue tags #94 was in Big Bear last week.
Posted on the IWS Facebook page February 8/16: " We received a report from the Bird Banding Lab that A-94 (Connie) was recently seen near Prineville, OR."
(Parents A-39 & A-43)


# A-95 (F) ... Official Name: Ynez

From: Trap Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island.
Banded on: May 3/14 .. FWS Leg Band: 709-03053
Fledged on: June 15/14
Where Now? -
(Parents A-08 & A-22)


# A-96 (M) ... Official Name: Kanoa

From: Trap Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island.
Banded on: May 3/14. .. banded as a Female .. Blood tests confirmed Male.
FWS Leg Band: 709-03054
Fledged on: June 15/14
Where Now? -
(Parents A-08 & A-22)


# A-97 (M) ... Official Name: Maxiwo
(Which means 'bald eagle' in Chumash.)

From: Fraser Point Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: May 5/14 .. FWS Leg Band: 709-03055
Fledged on: June 19/14.
Where Now? -
(Parents A-64 & A-49)


# A-98 (F) ... Official Name: Glory
( Named after my dear Glory Girl black lab, the toughest dog ever.)
( Accidentally tagged as A-98, same as the Pelican Harbor chick)

From: Fraser Point Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: May 5/14 .. FWS Leg Band: 709-03056
Fledged on: June 19/14.
Where Now? - Posted on the IWS Facebook page December 17, 2014. A-98 has been seen near Bremerton, Washington for the past couple of days. But which one?
(Parents A-64 & A-49)


# A-98 (F) ... Official Name: Malibu
(Which is Chumash for 'where the surf sounds loudly'.)

From: Pelican Harbor Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: May 29/14 .. FWS Leg Band: 709-03061
Fledged on: June 30/14.
Where Now? - Posted on the IWS Facebook page December 17, 2014. A-98 has been seen near Bremerton, Washington for the past couple of days. But which one?
(Parents K-10 & K-26)


Untagged (F) ... Official Name: alow (Pronounced e lo )
(Chumash for 'White Cloud'.)

From: Cueva Valdez Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: May 26/14 .. Too young for a wing-bling. Silver Leg Band Only
FWS Leg Band: 709-03062. (The IWS's banding permits only allow the orange bands .. like 5Z from the WE .. in LA County .. Santa Cruz is in Santa Barbara County.)
Fledged on: July 7/14
Where Now? -
(Parents A-00 & A-16)



The above information was found on the Bald Eagle Restoration on the California Channel Islands January — December 2014 13th Annual Report
Also on the IWS Updates and Annie Little's Final Summary Table for the 2014 Bald Eagle Season on Channel Islands. .

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Class of 2015


Class of 2015 - Santa Cruz Photographs

Class of 2015 - Santa Rosa Photographs



# A-50 (M) ... Official Name: Nimoy
(In memory and honor of Leonard Nimoy. May this eagle "Live long and prosper".)

From: Lopez Canyon Nest. Santa Rosa Island.
Banded on: May/15
Fledged on: Date unknown at present.
Where Now? - January 8/16. Posted on the IWS Facebook page .. " Eagle A-50 (aka Nimoy) was seen in southwestern Washington today. This bird is from the 2015 Lopez Canyon nest on Santa Rosa Island and we were never able to confirm that it fledged. I guess it did."
(Parents A-69 & A-43)


# A-53 (F) ... Official Name: Zoe

From:Smuggler's Cove Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: May 12/15
Fledged on: June ?/15
Where Now? -
(Parents A-?? & A-51)


# A-54 (F) ... Official Name: Chanita

From: Fraser Point Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: May 11/15
Fledged on: June ?/15
Where Now? - Posted on the IWS Facebook page August 22, 2015: " A-54 was spotted & photographed in the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in Washington State earlier this month by Fred Gibbs. She looked healthy and had just eaten when he took the photo."
(Parents A-64 & A-49)


Untagged (F) ... Official Name: Takoda
(A Native American name used by south western Indians which translates to 'friend of everyone'.)

From: Fraser Point Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: May 11/15. Too small for a wing-bling. Federal Leg Band Only .. # 709-03074.
Fledged on: July ?/15
(Parents A-64 & A-49)
Deceased August 16, 2015. Found washed up near the Ventura pier, CA.

Takoda's entry in the Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge thread.



# A-56 (M) ... Official Name: Phoenix

From: Baby's Harbor Nest. Santa Cruz Island.
Banded on: June 7/15.
Fledged on: July ?/15
Where Now? - San Miguel Island Update: April 12-19, 2016. May have been spotted on San Miguel Island on April 18/16. Flew over Cuyler Harbor. (ID not 100% confirmed)
San Miguel Island Update: May 24-31, 2016. Spotted flying along the north coast of the island.
(Parents A-68 & A-27)



The above information was found on the IWS Updates, IWS Facebook Page and Annie Little's Final Channel Islands Bald Eagle Summary 2015.
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