News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Read About a Four-Ounce Bird Who Has Already Traveled The Distance From the Earth to the Moon
You read the title of this blog post correctly - we'd like to share the story of a shorebird called a red knot, who has made 21 migration trips in his lifetime. He's nicknamed "Moonbird" because he has already flown the equivalent distance between the Earth and the moon, and more than halfway back during his epic migrations. His route from the tip of South America to the top of Canada takes him through Delaware Bay, where his leg band is identified.