Thursday, November 21, 2013

Osprey's Migration Miles

An Osprey may log more than 160,000 migration miles during its 15-to-20-year lifespan.

 Picture from Birding In Maine

Scientists track Ospreys by strapping lightweight satellite transmitters to their backs. The device cab pinpoint an Osprey's location to within a few hundred yards and lasts up to three years. During a thirteen day span in  2008, one Osprey flew 2,700 miles—from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, to French Guiana, South America. 

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