On November 23, 2016, a mature male Bald Eagle was released at Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry, Virginia. The eagle was rescued in Portsmouth in early October 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 #16-2217 – the 2,217th patient admitted to the Center in 2016. Now, the eagle will be known as CP93. “CP” represents Chippokes 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.
March 23: Bald Eagle CP93 spent another week and a half exploring Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth. Today, the eagle flew to the Virginia Beach area, just south of Lake James.
March 14: CP93 continues life in the Chesapeake area; within the past two weeks, he's covered an area of about 20 x 11 miles.
March 2: CP93 spent another week exploring his usual territory of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake. The eagle is currently about seven miles east of the Great Dismal Swamp.