WESPEN Online Order Form print this page
US Fish & Wildlife Service FieldNotes

Famous Bald Eagle Released at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Region 5, November 6, 2012

On May 16, 2012, Bald Eagle NX was released at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Richmond County, Virginia. NX was equipped with a GPS transmitter before release. NX’s December 2011 admission was not her first time at the Wildlife Center — NX was one of three eaglets hatched at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. After her mother was struck and killed by an airplane, NX and her siblings were admitted to the Wildlife Center in April 2011. After growing up at the Wildlife Center, NX was released on August 30, 2011 at Berkeley Plantation on the James River below Richmond. NX was equipped with a GPS transmitter before release.

Contact Info: Jennifer Lapis, (413) 253-8303, jennifer_lapis@fws.gov