As other eagles his age were flying thousands of kilometres around Tasmania, Ernie has been reluctant to leave Maria Island.
The eagles below are part of a research project headed by Dr James Pay of the University of Tasmania. James and his colleagues are undertaking formally permitted research into Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle conservation. This includes high-frequency GPS tracking, which gives a really detailed insight into their flight behaviour. With enough tracker location data, combined with Where? Where? Wedgie! survey data and some clever maths, we also hope to obtain estimates of the overall population size. We’ll be adding more information to their profiles over time.
When you do your Where? Where? Wedgie! surveys, you just might see one of these eagles!
Tracking eagles around Tasmania to help guide their conservation.