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.

March 14: Bald Eagle MN18 has been on the move this past week! The second-year eagle crossed over the Potomac several times, moving between Virginia and the Maryland peninsula. Today, the eagle checked in from Virginia, within three miles of Bald Eagle W20, another eagle that the Center is tracking! 

March 6: MN18 remained in Maryland for the past 12 days, working her way down the banks of the Potomac River. Today, she crossed the Potomac back to Virginia. After a brief stop at the Widewater area, she continued west to the Stafford County landfill. 

February 21:  MN18 is currently in Maryland, but has been traveling during the past week! The young eagle continued to explore St. Mary's County last week, but on February 18, flew across the Potomac River back to Virginia. The eagle kept flying through King George County, stopping for the day after flying about 21 miles. On February 20, the young eagle flew across the Potomac again to Nanjemoy, Maryland. 

Where was She? 2018 Tracking Archives for MN18

Where was She? 2017 Tracking Archives for MN18

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