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?

October 4: Bald Eagle C46 checked in just outside of Georgetown, DE on October 3.

September 23: Bald Eagle C46 has spotty connection for check-ins; the pink marks on the map indicate points where the eagle has checked in during the past month. C46 continues to explore southern Delaware, southeastern Maryland, and Chincoteague Island, VA.

August 20: Bald Eagle C46 traveled back to the Chincoteague Bay during the weekend, checking in near a marsh on August 20.


Where were they?  Tracking Archives

Frequently Asked Questions about the Eaglets' Transmitters