Introduction

Active pages updated on 1st July

Raptortrack is into its fourth year of satellite tracking specific raptors in the Cairngorms National Park. Three golden eagles are presently being followed.

See here for active birds to 14thMarch: Agnes , Mackay , Calluna 

We’ve been busy in last couple of weeks and have fitted satellite tags to four young golden eagles, one in the Cairngorms National Park and three in Sutherland.

No further news on Fearnan the poisoned eagle and no one prosecuted yet.

This website, set up in autumn 2010, tries to tell the life stories of individual raptors living in the Cairngorms National Park and to put this in the context of their conservation. Here you will find details of raptors which have been satellite tracked in the Cairngorms National Park and the aim is to provide regular information from the satellite tracking on their movements and behaviour .

This is a partnership project between the Highland Foundation for Wildlife, the Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scottish Natural Heritage,  Natural Research, RSPB and private estates within the National Park . Additional funding in 2010 from Cairngorms Local Biodiversity Action Plan and Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime in Scotland.

The information is presented on the webpage for each species and then each tracked bird is listed under a name. The information on the regular blog for each bird is in reverse date order, after the first introductory post, so that regular visitors can go straight to the latest data. The maps can be enlarged by clicking on the map.  The individual birds in the column on the left were tagged by the Highland Foundation for Wildlife, while golden eagles tagged by Natural Research are updated on the link to their website.

SPONSORSHIP  We would really appreciate funding for the tracking costs (approx £700 per annum) of the golden eagles    Please email roydennis@aol.com if you would like to help.  Innes and Mackay were sponsored by Innes & Mackay, solicitors Inverness while Agnes is funded by Glenfeshie Estate.

Adult golden eagle – photograph by Laurie Campbell

 

Short-eared owl – photograph by Laurie Campbell