Spectacular Migrations

Spectacular Migrations Slideshow
©Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International
Lesser Long-nosed Bat Photo
A lesser long-nosed bat pollinates an agave. This bat undertakes long-distance migrations in order to survive, following “nectar corridors” in search of plants now threatened by many factors.
©Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International
Arctic Tern Photo
Flying over 10,000 miles—from one pole to the other—the Arctic tern travels farther than any other animal in the world. The birds are threatened by climate change.
©Joe Liebezeit
American Golden Plover Photo
With world-class speed, the American golden plover can complete a long, nonstop transoceanic flight in as little as 48 hours. Climate change impacts its nesting grounds in the Arctic.
©Amy Leist
Pronghorn migration Photo
An international pronghorn migration spectacle stretches between Montana (their wintering area) and Saskatchewan (their calving grounds). Cropland now dominates many of the native prairies these animals used to call home.
©Joel Berger
Arctic Caribou Photo
Arctic caribou are the world’s true long-distance overland migrants with some animals meandering more than 3000 miles each year. Caribou in Alaska face myriad threats as a result of oil and gas exploration and extraction.
©Joe Liebezeit

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