Tracking KG09

On November 4, 2015, an immature [2.5 year old] male Bald Eagle was released at Caledon State Park, Virginia. The eagle was rescued from King George County in August 2015; the bird suffered from lead poisoning. 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 #15-1922 – the 1,922nd patient admitted to the Center in 2015. Now, the eagle will be known as KG09. “KG” represents King George, 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. 

March 12: Remaining inland for most of the past week, KG09 flew about 25 miles northwest towards Tappahannock – the oldest town in Essex County, Virginia – before returning to his most-recently known location at the Dragonville landfill.

March 1: Starting near the northern portion of the Rappahannock River, KG09 can be seen flying about 15 miles throughout Richmond County before heading south and crossing the river into Essex County. Another 15 miles south brought him to his most-recent location near King and Queen Courthouse. 

February 16: KG09 flew about 40 miles from Gloucester County to Essex County during the past week. His last known location appears to be directly over a small creek surrounded by rural forests.


KG09 Archives 2016

KG09 Archives 2017

KG09 Archives 2018

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter