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snowbird

One who leaves their home to stay in a warmer climate during the winter months (as to avoid snow and other winter weather). Often said of retirees. Now that my parents are retired, they're total snowbirds—they leave New York after Christmas and spend the rest of the winter in Florida.
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Carmichael is the first and only female to pilot a Snowbird.
The Secret Life of a Snowbird: An Inside Look at Retirement in America's Sunbelt is the delightful memoir of Len Schritter, telling of how he and his wife chose to join tens of thousands of other "snowbirds" and migrate from blizzard-prone Idaho to retirement in sunny Arizona.
Crushing Rock is a snowbird of a different feather.