In honor of World Migratory Bird Day, let’s celebrate the Arctic Tern; the world record holder for migration. Learn fascinating facts about these birds in the story below.

Arctic tern on nest with eggs at a breeding colony in the Farne Islands


Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern with well-camouflaged chicks


Adult arctic tern landing in a field of flowers in Iceland


Arctic tern defending its nesting site. This bird migrates from the Arctic to the Antarctic enjoying both summers.


The Arctic Tern is soaring above the famous glacier lake Jökulsárlón in Iceland


Arctic Tern perched on a snag


Arctic tern flying close showing his wings and plumage

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My Costa Rica Birding Big (sketching) Day

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How to Sketch Kestrels

Celebrate Vultures

How to Draw Hummingbirds

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The American Dipper

How to Sketch Parrots

Autumnal Recrudescence

How to Draw Bluebirds

A Black-headed Grosbeak Nest (video)

Kid’s Bird Coloring Pages