Bald Eagle Releases 2011–2024

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2023 Releases

#23-3518. Admitted 9/24/2023 from York County. Released 12/27/2023 at the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown, Virginia.

#23-3789. Admitted 11/01/2023 from Norfolk. Released 12/13/2023 at Berkeley Plantation.

A Bald Eagle flies free.
Bald Eagle 23-3742 Release courtesy of Linda Vetter.

#23-3742. Admitted 10/24/2023 from Chesapeake. Released 12/07/2023 at Oak Grove Lake Park in Chesapeake, Virginia.

#23-3788. Admitted 11/01/2023 from Norfolk. Released 11/22/2023 at Berkeley Plantation.

#22-3464. Admitted 10/27/2022 from Chesapeake. Released 10/18/2023, at Oak Grove Lake Park.

#23-0413. Admitted 3/31/2023 from Isle of Wight County. Released 10/16/2023, at Chippokes State Park.

#23-0710 [K62]. Admitted 4/20/2023 from Northampton County. Released 9/5/2023, at Berkeley Plantation.

#23-0621. Admitted 04/15/2023 from Shenandoah County. Released 9/1/2023, at Seven Bends State Park.

#23-1713. Admitted 6/9/2023 from Leesburg. Released 8/31/2023, in Loudoun County.

2022 Releases

A Bald Eagle flies free
Bald Eagle #22-3402 Release, courtesy of Woody Mallory

#22-3402. Admitted 10/15/2022 from Pulaski County. Released 11/16/2022, at Claytor Lake State Park.

#22-1580. Admitted 06/06/2022 from Accomack County. Released 07/26/2022, at Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve.

#22-1462. Admitted 06/01/2022 from Virginia Beach. Released 08/12/2022, at Lake Anna State Park.

#22-0980. Admitted 05/11/2022 from Lake Anna. Released 08/12/2022, at Lake Anna State Park.

#22-0261. Admitted 03/20/2022 from Henrico County. Released 05/25/2022, at Berkeley Plantation.

2021 Releases

An immature eagle is toss into the air by President Ed Clark.
Bald Eagle #21-1320 [75-D], by Barbara Melton

#21-1979. Admitted 6/17/2021 from Spotsylvania County. Released 9/10/2021, at Lake Anna State Park.

#21-1013. Admitted 5/7/2021 from Northumberland County. Released 8/20/2021, at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

#21-0214. Admitted 3/26/2020 from Augusta County. Released 8/19/2021, at Grand Caverns.

#21-1320 [75-D]. Admitted 5/21/2021 from Virginia Beach. Released 8/16/2021, at Berkeley Plantation.

#20-3608. Admitted 11/21/2020 from Accomack County. Released 3/24/2021, in Accomack County. 

#21-0013. Admitted 1/8/2021 from Virginia Beach. Released 1/13/2021, in Virginia Beach.

2020 Releases

#20-3131. Admitted 9/05/2020 from Halifax County. Released 11/13/2020, at Staunton River Battlefield State Park.

#20-2906. Admitted 8/16/2020 from Suffolk City. Released 11/03/2020, at Hoffler Creek.

A mature Bald Eagle flies with pine trees in the background
Bald Eagle #20-2906, by Michael Lemke

#20-2508. Admitted 7/16/2020 from Highland County. Released 10/04/2020, in Highland County.

#20-0918 [RU]. Admitted 5/10/2020 from Portsmouth City. Released 9/2/2020, in Portsmouth City.

#20-0744. Admitted 4/30/2020 from Virginia Beach. Released 8/12/2020, in Virginia Beach.

#20-0803. Admitted 05/04/2020 from Virginia Beach. Released 8/12/2020, in Virginia Beach.

#20-1128. Admitted 5/20/2020 from Stafford County. Released 8/06/2020, in Stafford County.

#20-1129. Admitted 5/20/2020 from Stafford County. Released 8/06/2020, in Stafford County.

#20-0994. Admitted 5/14/2020 from Pittsylvania County. Released 7/31/2020, in Pittsylvania County.

#20-0172. Admitted 3/11/2020 from Gloucester County. Released 6/19/2020, in Gloucester County.

2019 Releases

#19-1013. Admitted 5/19/2019 from Accomack County. Released 8/23/2019, at Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve.

A Bald Eagle flies over a crowd of people
Bald Eagle #19-1666, by Barb Melton

#19-1573. Admitted 6/13/2019 from Accomack County. Released 8/23/2019, at Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve.

#19-1678. Admitted 6/17/2019 from Poquoson City. Released 8/21/2019, at South Lawson Park.

#19-1560. Admitted 6/12/2019 from Campbell County. Released 7/30/2019, at Long Island Park.

#19-1666. Admitted 6/17/2019 from King George County. Released 7/26/2019, at Caledon State Park.

#18-2865. Admitted 10/02/2018 from Accomack County. Released 1/11/2019, at Tall Pines Harbor Campground.

2018 Releases

An immature Bald Eagle flies in the sky
Bald Eagle #18-2440, by Linda Vetter

#18-2440. Admitted 8/15/2018 from Westmoreland County. Released 9/28/2018, at Stratford Hall.

#18-1139. Admitted 5/27/2018 from Virginia Beach. Released 9/6/2018, at Virginia Beach.

#18-0132. Admitted 3/6/2018 from Albemarle County. Released 8/2/2018, at Walnut Creek Park.

#18-0752 [RR53]. Admitted 5/11/2018 from Richmond County. Released 7/4/2018, at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

#18-0086. Admitted 2/15/2018 from Westmoreland County. Released 3/23/2018, at Stratford Hall.

2017 Releases

A mature Bald Eagle flies over a crowd of people
Bald Eagle #17-2469, by Judy Windham

#17-2469. Admitted 9/27/2017 from Poquoson. Released 11/21/2017, at York River State Park.

#17-0968. 5/16/2017 from Stafford County. Released 10/9/2017, at Caledon State Park.

#17-0879. Admitted 5/11/2017 from Essex County. Released 9/9/2017, at York River State Park.

#17-1354. Admitted 6/8/2017 from Chesapeake. Released 9/9/2017, at York River State Park.

#17-0836 [MN18]. Admitted 5/8/2017 from Essex County. Released 8/19/2017, at Mason Neck State Park.

#17-1181 [MN72]. Admitted 5/28/2017 from Fairfax County. Released 8/19/2017, at Mason Neck State Park.

#16-2504. Admitted 12/10/2016 from King George County. Released 1/18/2017, at Caledon State Park.

2016 Releases

A Bald Eagle flies over a crowd of people
Bald Eagle #2439 Release, photo by Roberta Sonnino

#16-2439. Admitted 11/15/2016 from Mathews County. Released 12/21/2016, at York River State Park.

#16-2217 [CP93]. Admitted 10/2/2016 from Portsmouth (City). Released 11/23/2016.

#16-1012 [BI28]. Admitted 6/5/2016 from Powhatan County. Released 9/28/2016, at Berkeley Plantation.

#16-1474 [BI20]. Admitted 7/7/2016 from Richmond County. Released 8/20/2016, at Belle Island State Park.

2015 Releases

#15-2015 [BP91]. Admitted 9/10/2015 from Montgomery County. Released 12/22/2015, at Berkeley Plantation.

An immature eagle is tossed into the air
Bald Eagle #15-1348, by Barbara Melton

#15-2090 [BP39]. Admitted 9/27/2015 from Albemarle County. Released 12/22/2015, at Berkeley Plantation.

#15-1922 [KG09]. Admitted 8/29/2015 from King George County. Released 11/4/2015, at Caledon State Park.

#15-1312 [BI78]. Admitted 6/25/2015 from Northumberland County. Released 10/22/2015, at Belle Isle State Park.

#15-1261 [SML52]. Admitted 6/21/2015 from Franklin County. Released 10/16/2015, at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

#15-1348 [GW91]. Admitted 6/28/2015 from Westmoreland County. Released 9/21/2015, at George Washington Birthplace National Monument.

#15-1667 [YR73]. Admitted 7/28/2015 from Newport News (City). Released 9/10/2015, at York River State Park.

#15-1250. Admitted 6/19/2015 from Isle Of Wight County. Released 8/27/2015, at Chippokes Plantation State Park.

#15-0642 [W20]. Admitted 5/10/2015 from Stafford County. Released 8/26/2015, at Widewater State Park.

#14-2406. Admitted 12/21/2014 from Surry County. Released 2/24/2015, at Chippokes Plantation State Park

2014 Releases

#14-1955 [NC99]. Admitted 8/20/2014 from Pendleton County, WV. Released 12/23/2014, at Natural Chimneys Park.

An immature Bald Eagle is tossed into the air in front of a crowd
Bald Eagle #14-1955 [NC99]

#14-2150. Admitted 9/18/2014 from Accomack County. Released 10/23/2014, at Kiptopeke State Park.

#14-1767. Admitted 7/30/2014 from Northampton County. Released 9/12/2014, at Kiptopeke State Park.

#14-1903. Admitted 8/15/2014 from Northampton County. Released 9/12/2014, at Kiptopeke State Park.

#14-1905. Admitted 8/15/2014 from Pulaski County. Released 8/28/2014, at Claytor Lake State Park.

#14-0649 [C35]. Admitted 5/13/2014 from Accomack County. Released 8/19/2014, at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

#14-0650 [C46]. Admitted 5/13/2014 from Accomack County. Released 8/19/2014, at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

#14-0867. Admitted 5/23/2014 from Essex County. Released 8/19/2014, at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

#14-0687. Admitted 5/14/2014 from Virginia Beach. Released 7/8/2014, at Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.

#14-0450. Admitted 5/1/2014 from King George County. Released 6/26/2014, at Land's End Wildlife Management Area.

#14-0380. Admitted 4/24/2014 from Accomack County. Released 6/13/2014, at Belle Isle State Park.

2013 Releases

A Bald Eagle flies free in the sky
Bald Eagle #13-0283, by Barbara Melton

#13-2422. Admitted 9/20/2013 from Northumberland County. Released 12/13/2013, at Belle Isle State Park.

#13-1478. Admitted 6/14/2013 from James City County. Released 8/30/2013, at Jamestown Beach Park.

#13-0283. Admitted 3/31/2013 from Gloucester County. Released 5/17/2013, at Beaverdam Park.

#13-0174. Admitted 3./9/2013 from Northampton County. Released 4/25/2013, at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

#13-0037. Admitted 1/14/2013 from Northumberland County. Released 3/8/2013, at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

2012 Releases

#12-2554. Admitted 11/13/2012 from King George County. Released 12/12/2012, at Land's End Wildlife Management Area.

#12-2442. Admitted 10/7/2012 from King And Queen County. Released 11/1/2012, at Zoar State Forest.

A Bald Eagle flies toward the trees
Bald Eagle #12-0851, by Barbara Melton

#12-0992. Admitted 5/25/2012 from District of Columbia. Released 8/2/2012, at Mason Neck State Park.

#12-0744. Admitted 5/10/2012 from Surry County. Released 8/2/2012, at Berkeley Plantation.

#12-0851. Admitted 5/18/2012 from King George County. Released 6/7/2012, at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

#11-0475 [NX]. Admitted [yes, again!] 12/2/2011 from Northumberland County. Released [again!] 5/16/2012, at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

#11-0136. Admitted 3/9/2011 from York County. Released 4/30/2012, at Camp Peary.

2011 Releases

An immature Bald Eagle in the blue sky
Bald Eagle NV at release, photo by Jim Deal

#11-1170. Admitted 6/5/2011 from Prince George's County, Maryland. Released 8/4/2011, at Mason Neck State Park.

#11-1234 [KS]. Admitted 6/9/2011 from Virginia Beach. Released 8/4/2011, at Berkeley Plantation.

"The Rock Stars". #11-0474 [NZ], 11-0475 [NX], 11-0476 [NV]. Admitted 4/27/2011 from Norfolk Botanical Garden. Released 7/27/2011, at Berkeley Plantation.

#11-1235. Admitted 6/9/2011 from Hampton. Released 7/27/2011, at Berkeley Plantation.

#11-1714. Admitted 7/15/2011 from King And Queen County. Released 7/27/2011, at Berkeley Plantation.