Learn about the world’s longest-distance avian migrants. Here are the top ten!

Arctic Tern


Sooty Shearwater


Northern Wheater


Pectoral Sandpiper


Short-tailed Shearwater


Bar-tailed Godwit


Red Knot


Great Snipe


Wandering Albatross


Adelie Penguin

And the top prize for the world’s smallest long-distance migrant goes to…..(drum roll please)

The Rufous Hummingbird!


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