The Fantastic Flight of Moonbird
July is packed with iconic and historic events. From Independence Day to the London Olympics, this summer month is worth celebrating.
That's why The Nature Conservancy is dedicating July to another exciting event: the fantastic flight of a tiny four-ounce shorebird nicknamed Moonbird.
Twenty Julys ago, this rufa red knot was born in the Canadian Arctic and has since embarked on a truly extraordinary journey — logging at least 320,000 miles in his life. That’s equal to a flight to the Moon and halfway back. It’s no wonder that bird enthusiasts everywhere are calling him Moonbird.
This July marks two decades of survival. And, since Moonbird was recently spotted in Delaware Bay on his way to his breeding grounds in Canada, we know his saga continues!
Explore the amazing qualities of Moonbird in the graphic above.