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.

January 14: Bald Eagle MN18 spent the past week in King George County, most notably at the King George County landfill. She made three trips to the Rappahannock River. 

January 9: Bald Eagle MN18 spent the first week of 2020 at the King George County landfill before taking a quick trip across the Potomac River to Maryland on January 6th and 7th. The eagle returned to Virginia on January 7th. 

January 2:  MN18 is ringing in the New Year with a couple of check-ins! The young Bald Eagle's GPS battery has been charging slowly, and while the level still needs to increase, it looks as though it might be at a level where we can get consistent check-ins again. The eagle has mostly been exploring King George and Caroline Counties for the past month, and she also made a quick trip to Maryland at the end of December. The bird spent New Year's Eve at the King George County landfill. 

Where was she? 2020 Tracking Archives for MN18

2019 Tracking Archives for MN18

2018 Tracking Archives for MN18

2017 Tracking Archives for MN18

Frequently Asked Questions about Eagle Transmitters