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The arctic tern flies from the frozen arctic at the top of the world to the frozen seas around Antarctica, then returns, every year. It takes a winding course, and so travels more than 40,000 miles each year. The average bird will travel nearly 3 million miles over the course of it's life. That's the equivalent of flying to the moon and back five times.

The arctic tern flies from the frozen arctic at the top of the world to the frozen seas around Antarctica, then returns, every year. It takes a winding course, and so travels more than 40,000 miles each year. The average bird will travel nearly 3 million miles over the course of it's life. That's the equivalent of flying to the moon and back five times.

Arctic Tern

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Least Tern with chick. Terns are birds that are normally found near the sea, rivers or wetlands & typically breed in noisy colonies and lay their eggs on bare ground with little or no nest material. However, the marsh terns construct floating nests from the vegetation in their wetland habitats, and a few species build simple nests in trees, on cliffs or in crevices.  The sexes are identical in appearance, but young birds are readily distinguishable from adults.

Least Tern with chick. Terns are birds that are normally found near the sea, rivers or wetlands & typically breed in noisy colonies and lay their eggs on bare ground with little or no nest material. However, the marsh terns construct floating nests from the vegetation in their wetland habitats, and a few species build simple nests in trees, on cliffs or in crevices. The sexes are identical in appearance, but young birds are readily distinguishable from adults.

When you hear about the great journeys undertaken by some of nature’s smallest creatures, you can’t help but feel inspired to step into adventures of your own that may be outside your comfort zone. And no odyssey is greater than that of the Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea).    Weighing only 3.2 to 4.2 ounces, Arctic terns travel more than fifty thousand miles, from pole to pole, every year. In fact, the Arctic tern sees more of our planet — and more daylight — than any other creature on…

When you hear about the great journeys undertaken by some of nature’s smallest creatures, you can’t help but feel inspired to step into adventures of your own that may be outside your comfort zone. And no odyssey is greater than that of the Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea). Weighing only 3.2 to 4.2 ounces, Arctic terns travel more than fifty thousand miles, from pole to pole, every year. In fact, the Arctic tern sees more of our planet — and more daylight — than any other creature on…

Arctic Tern - Longest Migration Arctic terns migrate about 11,000 miles to the Antarctic each year...and then come all the way back!

Arctic Tern - Longest Migration Arctic terns migrate about 11,000 miles to the Antarctic each year...and then come all the way back!

I have always admired the accuracy with which birds can land, however small.

I have always admired the accuracy with which birds can land, however small.

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Arctic terns and icebergs, Iceland

Arctic terns and icebergs, Iceland