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Red Knot, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Red Knot, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Migrating red knot first bird declared threatened by climate change

One Rufa red knot is known to have flown miles in his life -- a distance equivalent to a trip to the moon and halfway back.

Identifying Knot and Dunlin | BTO - British Trust for Ornithology

Success in this is not difficult, provided you are familiar with two key species: Knot and Dunlin.

© Brian Kushner, Oceanville, New Jersey, July 2013, http://www.flickr.com/photos/33726922@N05/9533683169/in/photolist-fwsBRK

© Brian Kushner, Oceanville, New Jersey, July 2013, http://www.flickr.com/photos/33726922@N05/9533683169/in/photolist-fwsBRK

As International Migratory Bird Day approaches, the #photooftheweek features this wonderful image by @stevewinterphoto of a red knot eating horseshoe crab eggs. During a stopover in the eastern United States during #migration, they feast on horseshoe crab eggs that are becoming scarcer each year. In fact, these incredible birds are considered climate #endangered as the #ecosystems they rely on disappear with rising global temperatures and sea level. #horseshoecrab #birds #conservation…

As International Migratory Bird Day approaches, the features this wonderful .

Long-billed Dowitcher  Limnodromus scolopaceus  Common migrant and winter resident

Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Common migrant and winter resident

A pair of 'Red Knots'. Shore birds with a cool name. Not so good in your yarn, but a great bird name nonetheless!

A pair of 'Red Knots'. Shore birds with a cool name. Not so good in your yarn, but a great bird name nonetheless!

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