Forever resembling a living peep, the Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) has long been cloaked in mystery. Well, its migratory habits have been, anyway. Like a great many warblers, it was known that prothonotaries spent their time in South America, but where? In 2014, Audubon ornithologists took advantage of technological advancements in geotagging to pull back that cloak. These handsome warblers weigh in at just about 15 grams, so the weight of the tags could not be a burden. Just fewer than 50 prothonotaries were captured that fall and fitted with tiny geolocator 'backpacks' ... and off they went. In the spring, 15 geotags were recovered (one off of a prothonotary named 'Longshot' in Francis Beidler Swamp in SC, where I have photographed a few of these beautiful warblers!). And so to where did the birds fly over the winter? To northern Columbia. The journeys took upwards of three months. No wonder this handsome male is hungry and hunting for insectile treats!