31 October, 2016

Island Girl Has Reached South America

After spending a couple of easy days crossing Panama to the tip of the Azuero Peninsula, Island Girl crossed the Gulf of Panama yesterday. She flew over open water for 412 km (256 mi), and made landfall in South America about a third of the way down the Pacific Coast of Colombia.  In the seven previous southern migrations for which we have tracked Island Girl, she just reached the southeastern tip of Panama or the northwestern tip of Colombia when she made this crossing, so this is easily her longest flight over the Gulf of Panama.

Last night she roosted in the coastal rainforest about 14 km (9 mi) from the Pacific Ocean.

1 comment:

S said...

Love these updates. All are very informative.