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Compare Distances to Mexico from Two Flyways

According to recent reports of peak migration, large numbers of monarchs are concentrated in two areas right now. In the central flyway, most are are in Texas. In the eastern flyway, most are along the Atlantic coast.

  • How much farther must the monarchs in each flyway travel?
Google Maps: Compare distances in two flyways

1. Find Distances
The monarchs are flying to their winter home near Angangueo, Mexico. Use Google maps to find the distance to Angangueo from a town in each flyway:

Location Distance to Angangueo, Mexico
# Miles # Kilometers
Central Flyway: Austin, TX    
Eastern Flyway: Cape May, NJ    

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