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.

February 11: Bald Eagle MN18 hung around the King George landfill at the end of last week before she decided to fly north to Potomac Creek, then east over Fairview Beach on February 9. The trip was about 15 miles; she spent the night near Ambar, Virginia, then flew over the Potomac River to Maryland the next day.

February 6: MN18 has been hanging around the King George landfill during the past week; the bird made a couple of trips to the Rappahannock River but returned to the general area surrounding the landfill. 

January 30:  January 25 must've been a good day for travel; Bald Eagle MN18 left the Virginia side of the Potomac River, flew to Maryland, then cross the river again back to Virginia. The eagle kept flying until she reached the King George landfill -- a total trip of about 18 miles. The eagle hung around the landfill for a few days until she flew a little farther south toward the Rappahannock River. 

Where was She? 2019 Tracking Archives for MN18

2018 Tracking Archives for MN18

2017 Tracking Archives for MN18

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