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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2010-05-19 00:00:00
Release Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia, USA
Last Location: 2010-10-13 07:16:38
Miller was captured on 19 May 2010 and migrated from the Eastern Shore on 28 May. She flew 2261km in 83.5 hours during her journey, eventually stopping on the shores of the Lower Hudson Bay. She may have bred in that location, staying there for 67 days before migrating back to Virginia on 5 August 2010. Her flight appeared to have been a direct flight from the Hudson Bay through the Gulf of Maine to points further south, but this bird appeared to have a change in plans mid-flight and took a 90 degree turn towards familiar stopover grounds in Virginia. She staged in Virginia for 24 days, before embarking on a 114 hour 4128 km migration to coastal Suriname, South America. She staged there for 18 days before continuing on to wintering grounds near Belem, Brazil, where we lost the signal on her transmitter.