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?

March 4: Bald Eagle C46 has made it back to Virginia, but checked in a bit further south than her usual Chincoteague Island visit; the eagle was exploring Newport News and Hampton, Virginia around March 4, 2018.

January 27: On January 27, Bald Eagle C46 checked in while exploring farmland near Milton, Delaware.

December 25: Bald Eagle C46 spent Christmas Day near its home – checking in at the southern tip of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, between the inlet and Toms Cove.

Where were they?  Tracking Archives

Frequently Asked Questions about the Eaglets' Transmitters