In May 2016 biologists with the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) banded 12 nestling Bald Eagles in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va with purple bands and fitted them with GSM/GPS (cell) transmitters. Of the 12 juveniles eight are still flying. One is believed to be dead (RW) but not yet confirmed. One dropped its transmitter on Red Wing Golf Course in Virginia Beach and the transmitter has been recovered (RU). Another juvenile (RX) dropped its transmitter near Bethel, DE and the transmitter has not been recovered. A fourth juvenile (RN) dropped its transmitter on a small island in the James River in Virginia and an effort is underway to recover the transmitter.
The maps below of the remaining eight bald eagles show their movement during the period October 15 to Oct 29-31, 2017. The GSM/GPS data came all on one map so the data can be a bit confusing to read. Each eagle is identified by a color and a YELLOW ARROW for its location on October 15, and a WHITE ARROW for its location on October 29-31, 2017. Only one juvenile is currently in Tidewater and that is RV who was in Great Neck off Inlynnview Rd in Virginia Beach on October 31. Click on maps to enlarge.
RR banded in Virginia Beach – now in Mathews County, VA – Purple data points
RS banded in Virginia Beach – now in Currituck County, NC near Moyock – Orange data points
RB banded in Norfolk – now in Isle of Wight County, VA on the James River near Rushmere – Medium Blue data points
RC banded in Norfolk – now in King George County, VA at the county landfill – Green data points
RM banded in Virginia Beach – now in Pasquotank County, NC near the Albemarle Sound – Yellow data points
RV banded in Virginia Beach – now in Great Neck in Virginia Beach – Red data points
RE banded in Virginia Beach – now in New Kent County, VA near Barhamsville – Dark Blue data points
RD banded in Virginia Beach – now in Sussex County, VA at county landfill near Waverly – Green data points