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Track Royal Albatross While They Forage At Sea

Watch rangers attach a GPS tracker to LGK’s back feathers.

Did you hear the news? The breeding adults from the Royal Albatross cam have received solar-powered GPS trackers that allow rangers from the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) to track their movements at sea. We’re excited to share that you can also follow the flight paths of the female (LGL) and male (LGK) as they make trips (sometimes hundreds of miles) across the nearby ocean waters to find food for their chick. Check out the interactive flight maps.  

The GPS trackers do more than create cool maps, they also provide DOC with information about how and where Northern Royal Albatross forage. Changes in climate, prey location, and fishing activity affect where these birds go, and that knowledge helps inform future decision-making to support the survival of these magnificent ocean wanderers. Watch cam.

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providing a virtual window into the natural world
of birds and funded by donors like you

Pileated Woodpecker by Lin McGrew / Macaulay Library