The map above of Azalea’s travels covers the period June 13, 2009 through April 12, 2010 – 10 months. She has wandered widely as young bald eagles are prone to do. She left for the shores of the Potomac River on August 21 and spent most of the fall and early winter on the Upper and Middle Peninsula’s of Virginia. In early January she headed south and for the most part has explored Eastern North Carolina, with a couple short trips back to Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
A second eaglet from Norfolk Botanical Garden will join Azalea and be fitted with a satellite transmitter. Biologists from The Center for Conservation Biology will fit a satellite transmitter on one of the eaglets on May 5, 2010 at 10:00am. Nuckols Tree Care will assist, as well as staff from NBG.
CCB will track this eagle on this same EagleTrak blog site, and offer people the opportunity, after the transmitter is fitted, to adopt the 2010 transmittered eaglet as we did Azalea. The 2010 eaglet will have its own wildlifetracking.org web page under CCB’s Norfolk Botanical Eagle project.