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Auk Editor Pick - Eagles Migrate Through Bad Weather to Arrive in Time to Nest

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Migration is tough, and birds do everything they can to optimize it. How do factors like weather and experience affect the strategies they choose? A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances shows that older, more experienced Golden Eagles actually migrate in poorer weather conditions and cover less ground than their younger counterparts, but for a good reason—they’re timing their efforts around raising the next generation of eagles. Read the press release at https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2017/04/05/eagles-migrate-through-bad-weather-to-arrive-in-time-to-nest/.

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