18 May, 2013

Passing Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico

Island Girl crossed the rest of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec on Thursday and began her leg across the coastal plains of eastern Mexico. She flew 406 km (252 miles) for the day, passing Veracruz, Cardel, and Xalapa on her way north.

She ended her day in an extensive agricultural area a short distance from the town of El Espinal about 49 km (30 miles) inland from the Gulf coast. She was a bit south of Poza Rica.

She seems to have roosted in a large tree in an open field at 780' elevation. You can see the tree on GE as there are good defining shadows on this image.

This location is about 500 km (311 miles) from the US border in Texas, so she will be entering the US soon.

Anybody out there planning on trying to intercept her?

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