BBC News Brazil interviews Olsen about how wayward Steller’s sea eagle might have wandered to the U.S.
BBC News Brazil interviewed Brian Olsen, professor of ornithology and associate provost for student success and strategic initiatives at the University of Maine, about how a wayward Steller’s sea eagle — a rare bird native to northern Asia — could have wandered into the U.S., particularly in Boothbay Harbor. “Becoming wandering is usually a combination of the animal’s own behavior and random external factors. So we will probably never know exactly what combination this was that brought the eagle here,” Olsen said. Greg LeClair, a UMaine master’s student in ecology and environmental sciences, also spoke to BBC News Brazil about the Steller’s sea eagle, particularly his effort to locate it.