Bird Conservation No.9 March 2006

April 9th marks the first World Migratory Bird Day when people all over the globe will be celebrating the miracle of bird migration. Imagine a small warbler weighing less than 10 grams travelling thousands of kilometres from the northern hemisphere to the south and back again – a marvel of physical endurance coupled with awesome navigational skills! Or, the well-known Barn Swallow, which during its short lifetime, may travel over 100,000 kilometres! Bird migration is truly one of the wonders of the natural world.

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