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.

June 11: In early June, Bald Eagle W20 flew over the Potomac River to Maryland, and slowly made her way south. As of today's check-in, she was hanging out at Blue Bay, between Douglas and Liverpool Points. 

May 27: W20 made her way north during the past few days, flying along the Potomac for about three miles before moving inland at Quantico Creek and continuing north around Quantico. The eagle is currently at Leesylvania State Park. 

May 23:  Bald Eagle W20 spent another week in the Widewater area in Stafford County. 

Where was She? 2018 Tracking Archives for W20

2017 Tracking Archives for W20

2016 Tracking Archives for W20.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter