19 May, 2014

Island Girl Crosses Into the US

On Sunday, Island Girl crossed into Texas near the border city of Nuevo Laredo.

Don McCall notes that she was traveling with strong tail winds behind her and reached speeds of 120 km/hr (75 mph) on this part of her migration.

By 6 PM local Central time, she had covered an amazing 752 km (467 miles) and was nearing the Texas panhandle. She was somewhere between Abilene and Midland at that time.

We do not have her roosting coordinates as yet so we cannot give you a total distance but it will become available later.

Once again, this was her longest distance traveled for a single day this season.

This behavior has been pretty consistent for her as she starts across the Great Plains. We have seen this before.

More later....

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