Island Girl continued on her migration as usual, crossing one of the most intense deserts in the world. She flew another 272 km (169 miles) as she went past Nazca once again.
This time, she kept going NW until she reached another agricultural valley near the town of Palpa.
She roosted just north of a trio of intersecting drainages, all of which have abundant agricultural fields, the key to this route.
She chose an arid, severe habitat to sleep in at 3,385 feet elevation and only 7 km (4.5 miles) from the Pan Am Highway as she often does here due to the geography of the Peruvian coastal terrace.
She was about halfway between Nazca and Ica and is nearing the famous Paracas Reserve and the town of Pisco, which was devastated a few years back by a large earthquake.
Similar to what is happening in Nepal tonight. Having experienced this type of event, I can only wish all of the people of that country (and the surrounding ones too) my deepest sympathy.