17 November, 2016

Approaching Valparaiso

Island Girl has flown 1200 km (746 mi) in the past three days, averaging 400 km (249 mi) per day as she has followed Chile's Pacific Coast southward, roosting at night in the high desert foothills of the Andes just a few kilometers from the ocean - although last night she roosted near some coastal dunes adjacent to the Petorca River north of Valparaiso. She is now 296 km (184 mi) from her final destination at the Putu Dunes just north of ConstituciĆ³n, and will most likely complete her migration within a day or two.


westendoldbird said...

So, nice to see her so close to home. Thank you for keeping us updated.

S said...

It's always a relief when she arrives at either one of her homes after her extraordinary journey. Many thanks for keeping this website updated. It's a privilege to follow Island Girl.

Denny Hieronymus said...

Thank You...............Wonder which home she likes the best .