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A pair of Arctic terns.

A pair of Arctic terns.

We’re sharing stories from the north again starting today, which gives me a chance to celebrate this little bird and its incredible feats of strength. Arctic terns are at home in both the Arctic and the Antarctic . . . they are our polar transition bird! They can fly 40,000 kms/year, which is the furthest yearly journey of any bird on earth. Think about it: years of nearly continuous daylight with only the briefest transits through forested land.

After a few weeks down south ourselves, we’re following this endurance master to #meetthenorth once again.

#lindbladexpeditions #arctictern #birdsarecool #iceland #fledging #cornell

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