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‘Harper’ Travels For 40 Hours To Bermuda

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Harper — a blue heron equipped with a solar-powered GPS transmitter — departed Canada and flew nonstop for 40 hours to reach Bermuda.

The Heron Observation Network of Maine posted the graphics below on social media, saying: “Harper made it to Cuba! Harper is a great blue heron equipped with a solar-powered GPS transmitter. She was first tagged in Harpswell, Maine, USA in May 2019.

“She has since spent summers in New Brunswick, Canada, and winters in Guajaca Uno, Cuba. This fall she departed on her migration on October 2nd and flew nonstop for ~40 hours to Bermuda.

“She spent three days in Bermuda, before flying another 30 hours to the Bahamas. She spent 8 hours there before completing her journey’s final leg to Guajaca Uno. Her 7-day journey covered 2,130 miles, most of it over open ocean!”

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