Birds packing high-tech gear help scientists understand the migratory mysteries and dangerous life of the red knot

Photo by Yves Aubry ECCC

From Arctic breeding grounds to the farthest tip of South America, this bird has one of the longest voyages in the animal kingdom. Now, decline of habitat and a key food source on the trip are making the endangered species’ travels even more hazardous. Canadian-U.S. researchers are going along for the virtual ride to learn how to help.

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