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Flight Path

We tagged Female 5 on April 23, 1995, but she didn't leave her nest and egg for the first time until May 14.  She flew straight to the same area that Female 4 had gone, off the coast of Peru.  She also had a pretty long trip, about three weeks, from May 14 to June 5. 

We saw three clear similarities between the trips of these two birds.  First, they flew to the same location.  Second, they both flew pretty much directly to that spot.  Finally, when they got to the area near Peru they stayed mostly in one area.  The trip to the Peruvian coast took about five days, and the return trip took about four days.  The rest of the trip was spent in an area that was small compared to the distance that they travelled to get there.



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