Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New Mexico
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New Mexico Project


Distribution and habitat selection/space use of migratory and resident golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in areas with high potential for wind energy development in New Mexico

March 2011 - December 2016


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • T & E, Inc.
  • New Mexico Bureau of Land Management
Golden eagle fitted with GPS backpack

Our overarching goal is to assess the risk that proposed wind energy developments might have on resident and migratory golden eagles in southeastern and south-central New Mexico and help develop mitigation strategies that will reduce impact. To accomplish this goal, we seek to: 1). Assess habitat and space use of migratory and resident golden eagles in areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with a focus on areas with a high potential for wind energy development in southeastern and south-central New Mexico. 2). Identify nest sites and estimate productivity and survival of golden eagles on BLM managed lands in areas with a high potential for wind energy development in southeastern and south-central New Mexico. 3). Determine phylogeographic patterns of relatedness for resident and wintering golden eagles in southeastern and south-central New Mexico. 4). Identify the origin and migration patterns for golden eagles over-wintering in southeastern and south-central New Mexico.

Technical Publications Publication Date
Cain, J.W., III, G.W. Roemer, and J.G. Barnes. 2011. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. 2011-08-31
Cain, J.W., III, G.W. Roemer, and K.J. Munro. 2012. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. 2012-09-30
Munro, K.J., J.W. Cain III, and G.W. Roemer, and. 2013. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. 2013-10-31
Cain, J.W., III, G.W. Roemer, and C. Britt. 2014. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. 2014-09-30
Cain, J.W., III, G.W. Roemer, and C. Britt. 2015. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. 2015-11-30
Presentations Presentation Date
Munro, K.M., J.W. Cain III, and G.W. Roemer. 2013. Movements and habitat/space use of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) from southern New Mexico. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 2013-02-08