Deceased? July 2018
Alpha Flag Code: LA
Capture date: 5-3-18
Location: Cinder Cone Butte on the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA
Namesake: Cinder was named after Cinder Cone Butte by The Curlew Crew Facebook Fans during a live video feed while we were attaching his transmitter!
After he migrated south, volunteer Susan Nelson discovered taht Cinder’s transmitter began giving the “transmitter down signal” in July. In early August, a colleague at California Department of Fish and Wildlife found the transmitter & fully-intact harness – no feathers or remains – in an alfalfa field in the San Joaquin Valley. Because his harness was intact, we know that it did not fray and fall off, so we suspect that he is deceased.