27 April, 2013

Friday-Passing Lima

Island Girl is migrating along a consistent line this year. She is still flying inland, well away from the coastline, but traversing the Andean foothill course. This also allows her to exploit the rich agricultural valleys of Peru with their high numbers of birds each morning and evening.

She flew 235 km (146 miles) yesterday on her tenth day of migration, passing by Lima, the capitol city of Peru.

She eventually stopped off for the night on a small cliff in a high dry valley near a ridge top at 2,382'. Another typical Atacama roost.

The site was about 30 km (19 miles) inland and just south of the Rio de Huara. The nearest city was the coastal town of Huacho.

No stopovers yet. She is migrating steadily every day.

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