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.

October 9: MN18 is on her way south! On October 2, she left Val-d'Or and flew about 92 miles south to southern Quebec; she spent the next day near Lac Florio. On October 4, the young eagle flew about 175 miles into Ontario, and stopped near the town of Woodview. For the past few days, MN18 has been hanging out on the northern side of Lake Ontario. 

October 1: MN18 has been sticking close to Val-d'Or this past week; it appears as though she's spent most of this past week hanging out at what appears to be a waste disposal site or garbage transfer site as well as a wastewater treatment plant. 

September 25: MN18 hasn't gone far in the past week; she's sticking close to the series of lakes that are just to the east of Val-d'Or. When will she return to Virginia? We'll see!

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