This Map Shows All Of The Places Eagles Visited In One Year, And People Are Guessing Why They Stayed Clear Of The Sea

Eagle tracking

If you’ve ever wondered about this grand Bird’s journeys, scroll down below to read an amazing story about how one man’s unexpected finding sparked curiosity for many people.

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A young man, Fahd Qahsh, was found something dead on a swamp from Saudi Arabia in Jazan province.
What he found was a dead eagle with a tracking device around its neck. Upon closer inspection, the man saw that the device had the owner’s email on it.

Image credits: Faifa

As it later turned out, the GPS has been fitted in Kazakhstan
The tracking device has saved all the locations the eagle has been to. Turns out, scientists were doing an experiment where they attached GPS on supposedly 20 eagles and marked every single place they visited in one year. These birds have crossed many countries, but, interestingly enough, it stayed clear of the sea.

The map below shows all the traveling that these eagles did in one year.

Theses birds have crossed many countries, but, interestingly enough, it stayed clear of the sea.

These eagles have crossed many countries in the Middle East and, it is not sure why they avoided the Caspian as well as the Red Sea.
Researchers team called “British Birds” have tracked 16 Steppe eagles before and found out that the longest daily flight distance among all tracked eagles was approximately 355km. They have also recorded that through a complete annual cycle, an eagle spends around 31.5% in the wintering area, 41.9% in the breeding area and the rest 26.6% on migration. These statistics, as well as the map, once again prove that eagles are a constantly moving and migrating creature who travels more in their lifetimes than you could ever imagine.

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