Tracking Chincoteague Bald Eaglets

On August 20, 2014, two young Bald Eagles were released at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia. Both birds were rescued as eaglets in Chincoteague in May 2014 after their nest was destroyed in a storm. Prior to release, the eagles were fitted with GPS transmitters. Read more about the eaglets' history and rehabilitation here.

At the Wildlife Center, the eaglets were known as patients #14-0649 and #14-0650. Now, the young eagles will be known as C35 and C46. "C" represents Chincoteague, where the birds were hatched and later released. The numbers are the last two digits on the transmitter that each eaglet is wearing. Each transmitter has a five-digit number written on the side of it in permanent black marker so that the eaglets could possibly be identified at a distance. Eagle #14-0649 is C35; Eagle #14-0650 is C46.

Where are they now?

May 30: Bald Eagle C46 headed back to Virginia during the end of May, checking in from Toms Cover along Chincoteague Island on May 30.


May 11: Bald Eagle C46 continues to bounce back and forth between Chincoteague Island and southern Maryland, farther inland. Most recently, the eagle checked in on May 11 near Cokesbury, Maryland.

April 6: During late March and early April, Bald Eagle C46 explored southern Delaware, central and southern Maryland, and Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Most recently on April 6, the eagle checked in just off of the Chincoteague Island on the Virginia mainland.


Where were they?  Tracking Archives

Frequently Asked Questions about the Eaglets' Transmitters