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Every male Pacific golden plover that I observe in my neighborhood left Hawaii at about midday on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

An area of low pressure to the north of Hawaii offered that flock a favorable migrating condition. They'll just need to fly against the wind for just a small portion of their migration.

Meanwhile, every female Pacific golden plover that I observe in my neighborhood left sometime on Saturday, April 22, 2017. They too had a favorable migrating condition.

Last year, just about every Pacific golden plover that I observe in my neighborhood left on April 19, 2016.

Biologists have estimated it takes the Pacific golden plover approximately 48-hours to fly from Hawaii to the Arctic tundra non-stop. They didn't mention if that estimate is for favorable conditions.

Here's a song that perfectly describes how bird watchers feels like after the Pacific golden plover leaves:

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