Frank also made sure to contact Mark Martell of Audubon Minnesota who is involved with studying the movement of Golden Eagles through the use of satellite transmitters which can be affixed on the back of the birds. These 2.5 oz solar powered transmitters are attached to the bird like a backpack, with a light ribbon-like material crisscrossed over the breast and around the wings. It is tightened just enough to stay in place, but no so much as to impede the bird's crop or any feather growth. Data can now be downloaded from the transmitter for the next five to seven years, showing the movement of the bird, which can be use to better understand the habitat use of Golden Eagles throughout their life cycle.
After the careful process of banding and attaching the transmitter the bird was ready to be sent on its way, continuing on to its wintering grounds.