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. 

September 16: Once again, KG09 can be seen flying overhead the Owl Trap landfill throughout the past week. KG09’s archived updates show that he first visited the area in February 2016; unlike some of the other eagles the Center is currently tracking, KG09 hasn’t had a history of  relocating during the winter months.  

September 5: As expected, KG09 has spent the past week and a half near the Owl Trap landfill. He made a number of visits out-and-back to what appear to be agricultural fields, flying throughout an area approximately eight miles in diameter.

August 26: KG09 has spent the past few weeks flying throughout much of his regularly-visited areas, and can bee seen spending time near the shoreline of the York River recently. After flying about 11 miles north, he's back in the area of the Owl Trap landfill. 


KG09 Archives 2016

KG09 Archives 2017

KG09 Archives 2018

KG09 Archives 2019

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter