Members may like to join Birdlife International’s zoom webinar about bird migration on Wednesday 14th October, 13.30-15.30 . There’s no catch or anything to pay – you just have to register to get the zoom link.
As a taster, there are some awesome facts about bird migrations.
Did you know?
- The longest recorded non-stop flight of a migratory birds was 11,600 KILOMETRES. A satellite-tagged Bar-tailed godwit travelled from Alaska to New Zealand in a single, 9-day flight.
- Arctic terns see more daylight than any other creature on the planet. They breed during the Arctic summer in the North and then migrate to enjoy the Antarctic summer in the South.
- Bar-headed geese are one of the highest-flying migrants, crossing the Himalayas at an altitude of 9,000 – 10,000 meters.
- Red knots reduce their gizzards and grow their flight muscles just before migration. After their arrival on the wintering grounds birds are famished but need to wait till their gizzards have grown enough to accommodate food again.
Join us and be inspired by our experts from across the flyways, on Wednesday 14th October, from 13:30 BST (London), by registering at the link below. The magic of migration is worth it.
There is also a recording of a recent webinar on Vultures which you might find interesting. You can find it on Birdlife International’s YouTube channel by clicking here.