They arrive here for breeding and by mid-summer the juveniles can be seen soaring with their parents. By the end of July the Kites have been gathering in staging areas as they prepare to repeat their journey back to South America. And so by Labor Day, most all of the Swallow-tailed Kites have left the U.S. The Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) has been tracking this a few other species as they migrate. Please follow their kite blog and other research projects as they work to solve the mystryies about how and where they migrate.