Tracking CP93

On November 23, 2016, a mature male Bald Eagle was released at Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry, Virginia. The eagle was rescued in Portsmouth in early October 2016. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.

At the Center, the eagle was known as #16-2217 – the 2,217th patient admitted to the Center in 2016. Now, the eagle will be known as CP93. “CP” represents Chippokes Plantation, where the eagle was released. The numbers are the last two digits on the transmitter that the eagle is wearing. Each transmitter has a five-digit number written on the side of it in permanent black marker so that the eagle could possibly be identified at a distance.

October 18: During the past week, CP93 has gradually worked his way north across the Middle Peninsula, over the Rappahannock River, and across the Northern Neck. Most of the travel took place on October 18 before check-in. 

October 12: During the past week, CP93 flew about 63 miles, taking a circuitous route from Norfolk to Gloucester. On October 10, CP93 flew over the James River, and he spent a few days in Newport News before flying north over the York River today before check-in.

October 5: CP93 went back home! After spending a couple of weeks in Northumberland County, CP93 flew south on September 30, and made a 67-mile trip to Newport News. The following day, the eagle continued south to Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Norfolk. 

In early September, a resident in Norfolk contacted the Center to share some photos of a mature eagle with a GPS transmitter -- the eagle was sunning himself right outside of the resident's home. Based on the tracking data, we were able to confirm that the eagle was CP93! Thanks to Roger Roberts for sharing these beautiful photos of CP93 enjoying the sunshine.  The eagle is currently in this same area of Norfolk, so maybe Roger will see him again!


Where was he? 2016-17 Tracking Archives for CP93

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter