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. 

January 17: KG09 has remained near the Owl Trap landfill during the past nine days, but he can be seen flying about four miles north mid-week toward Batt, VA. He turned and flew six miles south before returning to the landfill area once again.

January 8: KG09 brought in the New Year by spending time near the Owl Trap landfill and the surrounding rural areas. Although he doesn’t seem to travel far from this familiar spot, his GPS tracking unit shows that he’s flying regular patrols around the area each day.

December 9: KG09 hasn’t roamed far during the past week and a half; he spent most of his time at the Owl Trap landfill, but can be seen flying 11 miles north to Coldwater, Virginia on December 5. He didn’t spend much time away from Owl Trap, and returned to his familiar territory on the same day.  

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter