Bird Migration

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Will I see familiar birds on my bird watching vacation?

Bird Migration

Sometimes a bird watcher will see familiar friends if travelling to Central or South America for a birding holiday.

* The golden plover breeds in North America, but flies over 2,400 miles to winter in South America.
* The artic tern flies over 10,000 miles during their migrations.

Many birds that live in tropical climates also migrate briefly to the north, spending just a few months out of the year before returning. If you are an avid bird watcher, try to plan your trip according to the migration of a specific species. See your old friend in their summer or winter home!



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