Tracking Chincoteague Bald Eaglets

On August 20, 2014, two young Bald Eagles were released at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia. Both birds were rescued as eaglets in Chincoteague in May 2014 after their nest was destroyed in a storm. Prior to release, the eagles were fitted with GPS transmitters. Read more about the eaglets' history and rehabilitation here.

At the Wildlife Center, the eaglets were known as patients #14-0649 and #14-0650. Now, the young eagles will be known as C35 and C46. "C" represents Chincoteague, where the birds were hatched and later released. The numbers are the last two digits on the transmitter that each eaglet is wearing. Each transmitter has a five-digit number written on the side of it in permanent black marker so that the eaglets could possibly be identified at a distance. Eagle #14-0649 is C35; Eagle #14-0650 is C46.

Where are they now?

August 10: Last week, Bald Eagle C46 headed back to Chincoteague Island (where the eagle was hatched) for a three-year anniversary check-in! The eagle was released at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on August 20, 2014.

After a visit home, the eagle returned to southern Maryland, checking in near Cokesbury on August 9.

July 25: Bald Eagle C46 has had spotty check-ins during the last month, but on July 25 the bird was near Cokesbury, MD.




June 21: On June 21, Bald Eagle C46 checked in around farmlands near Pocomoke River in southern Maryland.

Where were they?  Tracking Archives

Frequently Asked Questions about the Eaglets' Transmitters