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. 

October 19: During the past seven days, KG09 has been steadily flying in a southeasterly direction while remaining parallel to the James River for about 35 miles.  His most-recently known location is about ten miles north of Williamsburg, Virginia.



October 12: Bald Eagle KG09 can be seen making his usual rounds near the Chesapeake Bay during the past few weeks. In total, the area he's traveled is about 12 miles in diameter. His most-recently know position is at the Dragonville landfill. 

September 21: After spending a few days near the Maryland border, KG09 made the long flight back to his familiar territory. Along the way he stopped in near the town of Lancaster, Virginia before crossing a six mile-wide stretch of the Rappahannock River. During the time since his last update, KG09 has covered an area roughly 50 miles in diameter. 



KG09 Archives 2016

KG09 Archives 2017

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter