Island Girl, our last satellite tagged adult female peregrine from Chile, began her third northbound migration this year on 12 April. She has left Chile each spring within the same two day period (12 April, 13 April and 12 April).
How can she manage to be so precise?
Her 30 gram solar powered back pack transmitter (Microwave Telemetry Inc) has lasted for two years now and we are hoping that it will continue for the entirety of this season as well.
On her initial flight, she covered 150 km (93 miles), travelling up the coast as usual but then shifting NE and moving inland during the day.
She roosted on an arid mountain ridge NW of Santiago and it appears that she slept on a west facing cliff located atop the summit line.
Here we go!