On September 28, 2016, a juvenile female Bald Eagle was released at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia. The juvenile eagle was found unable to fly in Midlothian, Virginia in June 2016. 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 #16-1012 – the 1,012th patient admitted to the Center in 2016. Now, the eagle will be known as BP28. “BP” represents Berkeley Plantation, 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.
April 6: Bald Eagle BP28 checked in on April 6 near the Surry County/Sussex County border in Virginia.
March 6: Bald Eagle BP28 has explored a bit more the past two weeks, flying further into Surry County. The eagle checked in on March 6 near Waverly, VA -- the area where the bird has spent most of its time the past several months.