Welcome to America!

Coley has made incredible progress and arrived in Orlando, Florida Tuesday night. With his eight day journey from Colombia to the southern tip of the US, this is one of the fastest migrations that has been recorded. He certainly is in a rush to get back to Jamaica Bay and claim his nest!

Bull’s eyes = Osprey’s location every hour.
Lines = Sequence of locations in time (not the actual flight path)

Click the Sat(ellite), Ter(rain) or Earth buttons on the map for alternate views. The Earth view requires you to have the free Google Earth software on your computer. For a larger map, go to Google Maps or download the KML file to view in your copy of Google Earth.


  1. Coley must have gotten wind of the challenger that was spotted at his nest!

  2. Northwest from S.A. as predicted. The Trade Winds almost always do that to a bird heading north. It means they don’t take the shortest route from S.A. to land, but go with the flow (of wind).

  3. The multiple reports by email with links are so, so welcomed. Between Coley’s migration and related reports, the activities of the Washington Square Park Red Tail Hawks, and the blue heron nest at the Cornell Lab, I have become an obsessive (virtual) birdwatcher.

  4. Hurry home Coley you may have a adversary and you worked so hard on this beautiful nest.

  5. I have followed this migration since last fall. I find it fascinating to follow along on Google Earth. The technology we now have is incredible. Thank you Dr. Bob and Jamiaca Bay Osprey. We must never stop seeking to learn.

  6. I am so thrilled to see Coley migrating home to NY. I along with so many others have become Osprey watchers and Hawkaholics! I am so thankful of the technology, Spring is upon us! Fly like the wind Coley!

  7. Waiting to see you standing proud on your nest again.

  8. Where is he now? I’m so eager for the next report of his progress.