Sunday, May 2, 2010

Amazonia...and beyond

Blue flew an additional 580 miles between April 25 and April 30, his route has taken him to the center of the Amazon Jungle. Last October, he crossed the Caribbean Sea from Cuba and made landfall in western Venezuela - Peregrines typically perform a "loop migration", which suggests that he'll resume his path NW and through Colombia into Central America...to do this, he must first cross the Andes.

Route up to April 30

There are very few Panoramio images posted in the immediate vicinity of the GPS locations , but the two below are typical of the region...
Canopy

Tributary of Amazon River

It's a little surreal to think that in 4 or 5 weeks, (all things being equal) he'll be on territory near Rankin Inlet where it will be like this...

"Panorama Island" with Rankin Inlet in the background