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Golden Eagle food habits in the Mojave Desert: Regional information for a changing landscape

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Publication Date
Start Date
2014-01-01
End Date
2015-08-30

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Longshore, K.M., and Esque, T.C., 2017, Golden Eagle food habits in the Mojave Desert: Regional information for a changing landscape: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7C24THW.

Summary

Expansion of renewable energy development is rapidly transforming the Mojave Desert landscape and has the potential to impact Golden Eagles through loss of foraging habitat and reduced prey base. Regional information on Golden Eagle food habits is limited and little is known of how dietary variability influences eagle productivity. We examined diet using motion activated trail cameras and collection of prey remains at 18 nests during two seasons (2014 and 2015). As well as Golden Eagle prey abundance spotlight line transects conducted and data collected throughout the Mojave Desert Ecoregion in 2014 and 2015. The 138 spotlight line transects conducted in 2014 were a uniform 5 km in length, while the 45 spotlight line transects in 2015 [...]

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Point of Contact :
Kathleen Longshore
Originator :
Kathleen Longshore, Todd C Esque
Metadata Contact :
Matthew T Simes
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Western Ecological Research Center

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Purpose

To assess the abundance and distribution of lagomorphs and other Golden Eagle prey species to assist in modeling the availability of Golden Eagle prey in the Mojave Desert Ecoregion and to inform regional conservation strategies.

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