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.

June 12: MN18 is back in Quebec, Canada! On June 3, the eagle flew into New York; it looks like we're missing a couple of days worth of data after that, but on June 7, the eagle crossed into Canada. Currently, the eagle is on a lake (Lac Faillon) near Senneterre. This spot is about 153 miles southwest of the lake and wildlife preserve where the young bird summered last year. 

June 2: Bald Eagle MN18 has been continuing to move north; during the past four days, the eagle covered most of Pennsylvania, a trip of about 160 miles. The eagle most recently checked in from Herrick Township, near Elk Mountain Ski Resort. 

May 29: Bald Eagle MN18 is on the move! The young eagle spent the end of last week in King George County, but on May 28, started flying north. The bird flew about 60 miles to Bowie, Maryland, before stopping for the night. Today, she kept flying north and at this afternoon's check-in time, was still on the move and just north of Stewart, Pennsylvania.  Last summer, the young eagle left the state on June 12 and took about two weeks to fly to Quebec, Canada, where she spent the entire summer.

Where was She? 2019 Tracking Archives for MN18

2018 Tracking Archives for MN18

2017 Tracking Archives for MN18

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