12 August 2022
Red knots (Calidris canutus) stop in the Lower 48 States on migration and for the winter.
But they nest in the Arctic so we never see them raise their chicks.
Here’s a quick look at red knot family life.
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)????????? pic.twitter.com/yGKKeVMM1X— World birds (@worldbirds32) August 8, 2022
Notice that there are bands on several of the birds. Red knots are often banded and studied because they are Near Threatened.
By the way, you may have seen a red knot in fall or winter but not recognized it. At that time of year they are not red!
(photos and map from Wikimedia Commons; click on the captions to see the originals)
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What a pretty bird!