#46, Hda Wah’pe (Ha da wash a peh), a juvenile male, was released near Wabasha, MN in 2011. Hda Wah’pe means ‘rattling leaf’ in Dakota, and recalls Chief Wapasha II, after whom the Wabasha area is named. This transmitter remained active until November 2013.


November 2013
#46 transmitter is no longer giving location data. It is unknown if the transmitter is no longer working or whether golden eagle #46 has died.

February 2013
Feb 12, 2013 – Project coordinators from the National Eagle Center and Audubon Minnesota had the chance to go and see #46 in person. (see photo above) He has continued to use the area around the Whitewater IBA and Whitewater Management Are in Winona County, MN this winter.

January 2013
#46 continues to spend time around the Whitewater Management Area is Winona County, MN.


December 2012
9 December: #46 was in the Whitewater Management Area (Winona County, MN) from Nov 25 – Dec 7, where he spent time last winter. On Dec 8 he moved north and spent the evening in Wabasha County, not too far from the NEC.

November 2012
23 November: #46 has arrived in the blufflands. This most recent map shows his location just outside Alma, WI not too far from the National Eagle Center.

15 November: #46 continues to move south, but is taking his time. Currently, Hda Wah’pe is just east of Lake of the Woods, near the Minnesota border.

October 2012
#46 began moving south at the end of September and is now continuing south on the western side of Hudson Bay.

April 2012
Golden Eagle #46, who left his wintering area in Minnesota on March 6 has travelled over 950 miles (1,500 km). After crossing into Canada he covered 180 miles (292km) on April 5 and followed that with 150 miles (240km) on April 6. He was north/northwest of Lake Winnipeg at Cross Lake but then looped back south on the 9th and backtracked 120 miles.

Golden Eagle #46 continues to move north. After getting just north of Lake Winnipeg on April 8 he turned around and went back south about 225 miles and remained just east of Lake Winnipeg until April 19. On the 20th he headed to the northeast towards Hudson Bay. On April 22nd, he was about 50 miles west of the  western shore of Hudson Bay, then turned north near Stephen’s Lake near the Fox Lake Cree Nation Indian Reserve. This puts him near the same path he took last spring. It  will be interesting to see if he continues to follow the route he took last year and ends up in the Arctic.

Golden Eagle Migration interactive map
This interactive map includes migration data from fall 2012 through spring 2013 for three golden eagles who are being tracked with satellite transmitters by the Golden Eagle Project. Each bird’s fall and spring migration are detailed with the colored paths on the map.The spring migration routes are darker, the fall migration routes are lighter. #45 Jeanette – Red #53 Jack – Purple

To use this map:
• Click and drag anywhere on the map to move it and pan the scene
• Click on the + or – signs to zoom in and out, or scroll with the roller on your mouse.
• Click on one of the migration paths to activate the “pop-up” feature for more information about each bird.
• You can open a larger version of this map in a separate window by clicking the “View Larger Map” hyperlink below the map.