Tracking MN18

On August 19, 2017, a hatch-year female Bald Eagle was released at Mason Neck State Park in Fairfax County, Virginia. The eagle was rescued in Essex County in May 2017. 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 #17-0836 – the 836th patient admitted to the Center in 2017. Now, the eagle will be known as MN18. “MN” represents Mason Neck, 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 20: MN18 is still in Quebec; she's spent another week exploring the lake at the wildlife reserve. 

September 11: Bald Eagle MN18 is still at the  Ashuapmushuan Wildlife Reserve in Quebec; the second-year eagle has been in this area for about two months. The weather has generally been fairly sunny and in the low 70s recently, which makes it seem like an ideal place to be right now. 

September 4: MN18 is still in Quebec! During the past 10 days, she's remained mostly on the east side of the lake, though flew across it on September 3 to spend the night. The following morning, she flew back to the east side. 

Where was She? 2018 Tracking Archives for MN18

Where was She? 2017 Tracking Archives for MN18

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