|Movements of eight, satellite-tracked Swallow-tailed Kites as they begin their journey north.|
Most of the eight kites we are tracking by satellite are still in Brazil. The exceptions are Gulf Hammock, moving north through Bolivia, and MIA, which has taken a southward turn into Bolivia, where he appears to be following the Mamore River. Along the way, he passed through Rondonia Brazil, where Pearl MS has been wintering.
Suwannee is making good time passing through the vast agricultural areas within Rondonia, Brazil.
Pace is migrating over the floodplain of the Guapore River, which serves as the border between Bolivia and Brazil.
Palmetto remains the farthest south of the eight northbound satellite-tracked kites. On February 4th, she began her northbound passage over the Pantanal, 350 miles of expansive wetlands.
Pearl MS is the last kite to begin migrating but his winter range was the most northerly of all the kites' ranges.