Just how important are the North Carolina mountains to over-wintering golden eagles? A recent study reveals that golden eagles wander more extensively throughout the NC mountains, and in greater numbers than previously thought. The golden eagle is one secretive snowbird! Biologist Chris Kelly will describe how the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission used trail cameras, trapping, and GPS telemetry to learn about winter distribution, favorite roost sites, and movements of these visitors from the North.
About Our Speaker
Chris Kelly is a Mountain Wildlife Diversity Biologist for North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC). She has overseen western region bird and Carolina northern flying squirrel conservation for NCWRC since 2005. Prior to that she worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 4 years and interned with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She has a Master of Science degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University, where she studied shorebirds, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Ohio University.