18 April, 2014

First night out

Island Girl flew a total of 340 km (211 miles) on her first leg of the journey north.

She followed the coastal range past Santiago and stopped for the night on a rocky mountain top at 4,610'elevation.

Her roost was located just above the Valle Pedernal in dry, arid habitat already. Lots of cactus in this area.

The site was approximately 66 km (41 miles) inland from the coast and just south of the town of Los Vilos.

She has now committed to her migration.

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