07 October, 2016
Resting Up At Point Comfort, Texas
Island Girl has continued to stay with the mainland instead of taking an over-water route across the Gulf, and has remained near one location for a couple of days, presumably because of a plentiful food supply or just resting up, as she typically will do a few times during each migration. Her current rest stop is at a large chemical/industrial complex on the Texas Gulf Coast, in the small aptly-named town of Point Comfort. This complex is full of large tanks, towers, and construction cranes, making for ideal overnight roost sites, and is adjacent to Matagorda Bay, 120 km (75 mi) northeast of Corpus Christi.