Tracking KG09

On November 4, 2015, an immature [2.5 year old] male Bald Eagle was released at Caledon State Park, Virginia. The eagle was rescued from King George County in August 2015; the bird suffered from lead poisoning. 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 #15-1922 – the 1,922nd patient admitted to the Center in 2015. Now, the eagle will be known as KG09. “KG” represents King George, 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.

June 22: While travelling to the Dragonville landfill earlier this week, Bald Eagle KG09 can be seen flying over the extensive network of tidal creeks and waterways near the town of Plain View. His last known location is approximately five miles inland from the Rappahannock River.

June 15: Bald Eagle KG09 can be seen making some familiar flight patterns throughout the past week and visiting the Dragonville landfill multiple times. According to the eagle’s tracking data, he spent the greatest amount of time near the town of Marlfield.

June 7: Bald Eagle KG09 has remained nearby the Dragonville Landfill during the majority of the past week. After flying past the town of Adner to a small creek, KG09 returned to the landfill for approximately three days. The eagle can be seen flying in a south-westerly direction near Plain View to its most-recently known location.

 

KG09 Archives 2016

KG09 Archives 2017

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter