01 Jul '11, 8pm

Why do red knots fly 9,000 miles each year?

“I am fascinated with things that depend on moving for a living." — Sanjayan, Nature Conservancy Lead Scientist A breathtaking display occurs each spring along the Delaware Bayshores of New Jersey—a phenomenon not seen anywhere else in the world. Hundreds of thousands of shorebirds—including sandpipers, sanderlings and ruddy turnstones—converge on the shores of the Bay as part of an annual migration to their summer breeding grounds in the far away Arctic. However, one bird stands out from the rest for its truly epic annual migration: the red knot . Red knots fly more than 9,000 miles from south to north every spring and repeat the trip in reverse every autumn, making this bird one of the longest-distance migrants in the animal kingdom . The farthest flung red knot populations spend the winter at the southern tip of South America, in Tierra del Fuego. Come spring, they’re o...

Full article: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica...

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