Canisp is a female golden eagle that was fitted with a satellite transmitter as a chick in 2011.  To view further details about her movements and history click on her link on the left.


In 2017, Canisp settled in the Foinaven SPA in North Sutherland, and the following summer bred, unsuccessfully at her first attempt. The transmitter fell off, as they should do after 5 years, and was found and collected by Derek Spencer. We guess she is now the resident eagle at that home range.

As usual

Two non-GPS signals from the Foinaven SPA

No Change

Canisp remains living in the Foinaven SPA in North Sutherland, but did not breed in 2017

No change

Canisp continues to live and around Foinaven SPA –  living in an area of 55 km²

May 14th – June 5th

No change

Canisp remained in the Foinaven SPA area with a flight to Rhiconich on 21st April and to the eqast end of Loch More on 9th May

No change

Canisp remained in her normal range in the Foinaven SPA throughout February ranging in an area of 50 km²

Usual locations

Canisp remained in her usual haunts in north-west Sutherland but because of the winter short days the transmissions were not GPS accurate.

Very settled in North Sutherland

Canisp has remained in her chosen area in the Foinaven SPA and has ranged over an area of 90 km²

September 15th to October 8th

September 15th to October 8th

Ranging in usual areas

Canisp spent the month in the same area of north-west Sutherland although she extended her range slightly to the east

Range in July

Range in July