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.

November 20: W20 spent the past week traveling between Fredericksburg and the Fairview Beach area in Westmoreland County; just before her check-in this afternoon, she flew about 22 miles. 

November 13:  Bald Eagle W20 spent the last week exploring a neighborhood just southwest of the city of Fredericksburg. 

November 6: After last week's update, W20 spent a couple more days in King George County. On November 1, the eagle flew east to the Fredericksburg area, and, since then, has been exploring Spotsylvania County. 

Where was she? 2019 Tracking Archives for W20

2018 Tracking Archives for W20

2017 Tracking Archives for W20

2016 Tracking Archives for W20

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter