13 October, 2015

Crossing the Isthmus

Island Girl continued along a SE bearing on Monday, travelling another 254 km (158 miles) across the coastal plain. Once again, she is approaching the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. If peregrines have the capability of memory, she must know this region very well, having crossed it at least 18 times before.

She settled in to roost in the tropical forest high atop a densely wooded plateau at 3,314' elevation, perhaps the highest she has slept since last spring. She was very close to the border of Oaxaca and midway across the Isthmus.

She appears to have a wonderful vantage point here, overlooking a broad agricultural valley below and to the north.

I can only imagine the night sounds in the forest. Must be amazing...