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.
April 28: During the past 10 days, Bald Eagle CP93 has been exploring Hampton, Virginia. As of today, the eagle completed a large circular loop around the city, which is about seven miles in diameter. The eagle is near Ivy Farms Park.
April 18: After weeks of flying around the Norfolk/Chesapeake/Virginia Beach area, CP93 left the area! On April 12, the bird flew about 50 miles to Surry County. The following day, the eagle flew across the James River to Williamsburg. From there, the bird moved southeast again, and as of today, checked in at Briarfield Park in Hampton, Virginia.
April 11: During the past week, CP93 stayed in Virginia Beach and explored the Salem neighborhood, which is south of I-264 and east of I-64.