The Bobolink [Dolichonyx oryzivorus] is symbolic of the prairie and the decline of this wonderful habitat. From their look to their sound (which we feel sounds a little bit like R2-D2), perhaps the most under-appreciated fact is how far these birds migrate.
The Bobolink is an extraordinary migrant, traveling to south of the equator each autumn and making a round-trip of approximately 20,000 kilometers (12,500 mi). One female, known to be at least 9 years old, presumably made this trip annually, a total distance equal to traveling 4.5 times around the earth at the equator! – Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds
2 thoughts on “31 Cool Bird Facts #2 – Bobolink”
I love this “cool facts” idea and that you’ve created books that get kids involved in the outdoors and into nature and birds. I’m enjoying this whole idea of bringing cyberspace and nature together. It’s a great contribution to conservation.
Interesting facts! Never seen one, though!