11 April, 2014

Year Six-Waiting for Island Girl to Head North Again

Today is 11 April 2014.

We are currently waiting for Island Girl to begin her SIXTH northbound migration to Baffin Island for the next breeding season.

So far, everything looks good. Her satellite transmitter, built by Microwave Telemetry of Baltimore, MD, is still functioning well and we are hoping to obtain data from yet another trans-hemisphere migration in 2014.

We are fairly certain that this is a record length of time for a solar-powered GPS-enabled satellite transmitter on a migrant peregrine. If any of you out there know any different, please let us know.

It is so impressive that this unit is still working well and that Island Girl is still flying around out there. She is now a minimum of 8 years old.

So every day is a gift.

Please stay tuned as she is about to leave any day now.

We'll post it as soon as we find out.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Looking forward to reading about the next adventure!