Where were they? Chincoteague Eagle Archives 2018

January 2018

January 27: On January 27, Bald Eagle C46 checked in while exploring farmland near Milton, Delaware.

March 2018

March 4: Bald Eagle C46 has made it back to Virginia, but checked in a bit further south than her usual Chincoteague Island visit; the eagle was exploring Newport News and Hampton, Virginia around March 4, 2018.

April 2018

April 6: During late March and early April, Bald Eagle C46 explored southern Delaware, central and southern Maryland, and Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Most recently on April 6, the eagle checked in just off of the Chincoteague Island on the Virginia mainland.

May 2018

May 11: Bald Eagle C46 continues to bounce back and forth between Chincoteague Island and southern Maryland, farther inland. Most recently, the eagle checked in on May 11 near Cokesbury, Maryland.

May 30: Bald Eagle C46 headed back to Virginia during the end of May, checking in from Toms Cover along Chincoteague Island on May 30.

June 2018

June 30: Bald Eagle C46 is staying near southern Maryland and Chincoteague Island, Virginia, this summer; the bird checked in along the island on June 30.


July 2018

July 15:  We’re approaching the fourth anniversary of Bald Eagle C46’s release [August 20]. As the GPS transmitters age, quality and frequency of data degrade; the batteries in the transmitters are not intended to last more than a few years.

In the past year, we’ve seen evidence of transmission failures with missing data and infrequent check-ins. Still, even the briefest check-ins are exciting, because they tell us that the eagle is still alive and moving around!

On July 15, C46 checked in near Cokesbury, Maryland near a patchwork of farmland.

August 2018

August 26: Scattered check-ins from the past month indicate that Bald Eagle C46 is in southern Delaware. Most recently, the bird checked in just south of Georgetown, Delaware.

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