Monarch PEAK Migration

Date: 09/11/2020

Number: 500

Watching this evening, hundreds flew by.

We were watching from our deck and they just kept coming by in handfuls at a time but in a constant but lightly spread out stream. We watched from about 6pm edt to 8:30pm edt or near dark. The flyby was heaviest around 7p edt.

They were flying southwest (paralleling Lake Michigan coast). We are up on ridge off the coast and we saw both near our house and further down the ridge. Portions of them were pecking at each other but many were just flying south.

Winds were calm and weather was nice (65-70 degrees).

It was a really cool event. They kinda snuck up on us as we saw a few late in the afternoon and then as the evening went on there were more and more consistent.

Mears, MI

Latitude: 43.7 Longitude: -86.5

Observed by: Paul
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