Golden eagles living in Wyoming’s northern Bighorn Basin are so dependent on cottontail rabbits as a food source that bunny abundance is a big driver of eagle reproductive success.
A female golden eagle flies out of its nest leaving behind a young nestling. Chuck Preston of the Draper Museum of Natural History in Cody, Wyo., has spent the past six years studying the birds, with the help of volunteers, in the Bighorn Basin.
Sixty-two volunteers counted 239 bald eagles, 91 golden eagles, and 24 eagles of undetermined species on new and established survey routes along more than 1,400 miles of public roads in the Powder River Basin on Jan. 11.
A reward is being offered for information into the possible shooting north of Pryor of an immature golden eagle that had been banded for research.
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Some environmental groups in Wyoming oppose the Obama administration's decision to allow wind companies to kill or injure eagles without fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
WASHINGTON —The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy.
WASHINGTON — The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms.
Jeff the Nature Guy introduces Oro, a Golden Eagle that will be on exhibit in the future at ZooMontana.
Ailing raptors that are brought to the Montana Wildlife Center and nursed back to health need to spread their wings in a safe haven, and a highly anticipated “flight pen” proposed for the facility west of Helena will help them do that.
In this April 18, 2013, photo, a golden eagle is seen flying over a wind turbine on Duke energy's top of the world windfarm in Converse County Wyo. The company has reported 10 golden eagle deaths since it started operation in 2009. It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boo…
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Twelve people in South Dakota and Montana have been sentenced for trafficking federally protected migratory birds after a two-year investigation, federal officials announced Tuesday.
CHEYENNE — A bill that would allow falconers to capture golden eagles in Wyoming could offer the Northern Arapaho Tribe a legal way to kill eagles for religious use in its annual Sun Dance.
MISSOULA — Three golden eagles caught in separate snare traps over the past few days have raised concerns among biologists who are racing to understand what’s causing the raptor’s migratory population to dwindle across the region.
CASPER, Wyo. — Maggie bowed her head, covered by a leather hood. Her talons pulsed open and closed with hundreds of pounds of pressure on the perch in the back of Scott Simpson’s truck.
A California man suspected of selling golden eagle and hawk feathers denied federal wildlife charges on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Billings.
Three Montana men each face up to a year in prison on charges that two of them captured and killed an injured golden eagle then sold it to the third man for $100, authorities announced Tuesday.
With this recent, sudden cold snap, we focus on the migratory birds coming through our yards and stopping at our feeders, but sometimes we forget that raptors are migratory, too. Turkey vultures and Swainson’s hawks leave Montana for the winter. One raptor that actually chooses to winter her…
An adult golden eagle was released on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in late July after being rehabilitated from a gunshot wound.
Fort Peck Tribal Chairman A.T. “Rusty” Stafne, who is also the newest member of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission, releases a golden eagle that was rehabilitated after being found severely wounded last winter.
GREAT FALLS - A golden eagle that nearly died from ingesting lead has undergone treatment and was released on a ranch south of Fort Benton.