What bird has the farthest migration?

Arctic Tern

Migration is a big part of many birds’ lives and they fly extreme distances every spring and again every fall. Some birds fly farther than others.

The Arctic tern has the farthest migration of all migratory birds. This little bird can fly anywhere from 70,000 to 90,000 km every year! That’s like driving from Vancouver, BC to Sydney, NS 11 to 15 times. That little bird must be exhausted! Arctic terns can live up to 25 years so in their lifetime they will have potentially flown over 2 million kilometers! They could have gone to the moon over 5 times! Pretty impressive!


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