Moonbird

A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95

By Phillip Hoose

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ISBN
978-0-374-30468-3
Publisher
Farrar


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2012  |  Fiction

He's called "Moonbird" because, over a lifespan of twenty years, he's flown some 325,000 miles, the distance to the moon and almost halfway back. This robin-sized red knot (subspecies rufa), a shorebird, is in southern Argentina from October to February and in the Arctic, breeding, for a few summer weeks; between times, his great migrating flock is like a "constantly shifting organism—now a ball, now a rippling blanket" as the birds fly nearly from pole to pole twice a year. Stops are few but strategic; after thousands of miles it's essential to bulk up with what's available at the same...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Flying nearly from pole to pole twice a year, one robin-sized <i>rufa</i> red knot known as "Moonbird" has flown some 325,000 miles over a twenty-year...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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