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.

December 5: Bald Eagle W20  flew another loop around Stafford County, this one just north of Fredericksburg. On December 4, the eagle flew to Spotsylvania County, near Shady Grove Corner. 

November 29:  During the past two weeks, Bald Eagle W20 made a giant circle around Fredericksburg. The eagle left the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve on November 16, and returned to the same area on November 25. 

November 13: On November 11, left Spotsylvania County and flew east over Fredericksburg. After covering about 27 miles, the eagle stopped along the Potomac Creek and the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve. 

Where was She? 2018 Tracking Archives for W20

2017 Tracking Archives for W20

2016 Tracking Archives for W20.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter