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.

April 16: MN18 spent another week at Potomac and Accokeek Creeks; at today's check-in, she was about two miles south of the Potomac Creek, just north of the town of Passapatanzy. 

April 9: During the past week, MN18 stayed put and explored the Potomac and Accokeek Creeks at the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve. Her exploration continued to overlap with Bald Eagle W20, until that eagle left the area on April 7. 

April 3: After last week's check-in, Bald Eagle MN18 spent a couple more days at the landfill, before she left the area on March 30 and flew north. In the days following, she visited the Potomac Creek and the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve -- which is also where Bald Eagle W20 is currently hanging out!

Where was She? 2019 Tracking Archives for MN18

2018 Tracking Archives for MN18

2017 Tracking Archives for MN18

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