Tracking W20

On August 26, 2015, a mature female Bald Eagle was released at Widewater State Park in Stafford, Virginia. The eagle was rescued in the same area in May 2015; the bird spent more than three months recovering at the Wildlife Center. 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 #15-0642 – the 642nd patient admitted to the Center in 2015. Now, the eagle will be known as W20. “W” represents Widewater, 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: After her check-in last week, Bald Eagle W20 flew back to Maryland for a few days where she hung out at the Mattawoman Creek again. On March 13, she flew back to Virginia and spent several days in Stafford, before flying to King George County again. At today's check-in, she was within three miles of Bald Eagle MN18, near Fairview Beach. 

March 6: On February 22, W20 flew back to Virginia -- and then spent the next 12 days covering quite a bit of ground in King George and Stafford Counties. For the past couple of days, the eagle has been back in her home territory of Widewater, Virginia.

February 21: W20 is still in Maryland, though made a quick trip to Virginia in the past week. On February 17, the eagle started moving south from the Mattawoman Creek. On February 20, the bird made a quick trip across the Potomac to Virginia, then flew back to Maryland. Today, the eagle checked in along the Potomac River just south of Purse State Park.

Where was She? 2018 Tracking Archives for W20

2017 Tracking Archives for W20

2016 Tracking Archives for W20.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter