[Tweeters] Island Girl heads south from Baffin again...

Bud Anderson falconresearch at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 14:18:45 PDT 2016


The adult female Peregrine Falcon that we satellite-tagged in coastal Chile
8 years ago has just started the eighth southbound leg of her
trans-continental migration yet again.

Truly a remarkable bird although I am sure she is joined by many thousands
of other peregrines doing the same thing.

Remarkable solar powered, GPS transmitter too. Built by Paul Howie at
Microwave Telemetry in MD.

The technology may be 10 years old but it is still working.

You can follow her current journey at www.frg.org. Click on the blue
Southern Cross Peregrine Project label and select either tracking maps or
blog. If maps, select Island Girl. Then scroll down to her map to see her
progress. You can zoom in or out on this map and take it down stunningly
clos to see amazing details Google Earth style.

Also click on the MAP tab and you can select the map format, either
satellite or terrain. Most info is on satellite view.

Click on the individual red pins for more detailed data on each signal.
Times are in UTM so do the time zone math. We get three signals a day
showing her locations (including roosts) accurate down to about 15-30
meters. You can even see where and what she sleeps on each night.

We'll get the blog started soon. Signals just arrived so give us a day or
two to get it all up and going.

Thanks to all of the FRG members that made this happen so long ago when the
term crowd-sourcing wasn't even around yet.

Go Island Girl go!

--
Bud Anderson
Falcon Research Group
Box 248
Bow, WA 98232
(360) 757-1911
falconresearch at gmail.com
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