Monarch PEAK Migration

Date: 09/01/2020

Number: 191

For 20 minutes we counted a wave of monarchs flying directly south over the waters of Lake Ontario towards the New York State shoreline. We were anchored on a boat on Lake Ontario just offshore of Fort Niagara State Park
just before dusk from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and we started noticing a few monarchs passing us headed straight towards shore, then right at 6:00 p.m. a more intense number began flying past so we started counting them. In 20 minutes I counted 191 flying in a straight line directly over my head towards shore, so I can only imagine how many more were actually out there going past all around us! So beautiful and exciting! By 7:00 p.m. they had stopped going by.

Youngstown, NY

Latitude: 43.3 Longitude: -79.1

Observed by: Kathleen
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