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Protecting Scavenging Eagles from Vehicle Strikes

Presented by HawkWatch International at Online/Virtual Space, Online/Virtual UT

Apr 30 2021
Protecting Scavenging Eagles from Vehicle Strikes

During winter when eagles, mountain lions, and others scavenge on the carcasses of road-killed animals. But these easy meals are not without a price, as they are themselves struck by moving cars while feasting.

Habitat change and growing road networks have altered food webs, making prey scarce in many areas. This is especially true each winter when Golden and Bald Eagles, mountain lions, and others scavenge on the carcasses of road-killed deer, jackrabbits, and other animals. But these easy meals are not without a price. HWI’s transmitter studies alerted us that many scavenging animals, such as eagles, are themselves struck by moving cars while feasting.

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