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Billions of Birds Migrate. Where Do They Go?

Migratory birds have made their thousand-mile flights for millennia, but we are just now learning to map their mesmerizing journeys. “Different types of birds take routes of widely varying lengths. Some round-trip migrations can be as long as 44,000 miles, equivalent to almost two round-the-world trips. Others are much shorter. Some birds even migrate on foot. Many cover thousands of miles and move back and forth between continents…” This is a remarkable interactive map and narrative. You will be humbled and astounded by the endurance, tenacity, persistence and intelligence of seabirds, wading/shorebirds, birds of prey, waterfowl and land birds from over the world whose journeys take place for the most part out of sight and mind, but are nevertheless without peer.

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