05 November, 2012

Island Girl Moving Hard Through Central Peru

On Sunday, Island Girl continued south along the Peruvian coast and, as expected, flew well past Lima, the capitol city. She traveled 308 km (191 miles) during the day and has covered 10,706 km (6,653 miles) over her 41 day migration so far.

Once again, she chose a typical desert roosting site, this time at around 1,643' on a dry mountain ridge overlooking the coastal plain. And again, there is an extensive agricultural area to her south.

I have actually trapped peregrines in this area several times in the past. It is not far from Pisco, the Paracas Reserve and the famous Islas Ballestas with all of their nesting seabirds including Inca Terns.

Island Girl is not too far from the Chilean border now but still has a ways to go as Chile is the longest country in the world.

Over the past four years, she has arrived at Putu on the 9, 12 and 19th  of November. She still has over 2,500 km (1,500 miles) to go so it will be awhile.

No comments: