Eagle Cam Update: St. Vrain Eagle Out of Nest, Heading to Wyoming
As the bald eagle population continues to thrive in Colorado, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is dedicated to learning more about these majestic birds.
Part of CPW's education involves the Fort St. Vrain Bald Eagle Cam, which captured the lives of three juvenile bald eagles who were nesting on the Front Range. On Friday (Sept. 10), the agency confirmed that the group's final eagle, a male dubbed FSV44, fled the nest in July.
According to a tweet from CPW's Northeast Region, the eagle lived near the nest for about a month after his departure — but on August 24, he made his way to Wyoming.
Although eagle fans can no longer view the animal on camera, his journey is still paramount to CPW's research.
"This gives us an opportunity to put [this] data to work and learn more about how eagles are adapting to the changes we're making to the landscape," said Matt Smith, an outreach biologist with the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (BCR), in a press release about CPW's research. "Hopefully, this will tell us more about what the future looks like for bald eagles in the years to come and what management actions can be undertaken to ensure a healthy population of this iconic bird in our state in perpetuity."
As wildlife officials learn more about the bald eagle population's trajectory, they hope to identify more opportunities for conserving the species. Safe travels, FSV44.
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